"I think we are living in a paradoxical time. On one hand someone is being publicly lynched for allegedly eating beef and on the other hand the bull race Moichhara is being celebrated in the highest festive spirit!!! No authority cares for the fact that the bull is tortured, tormented and externally stimulated through various steroid injections to head for that fierce run!!! Both human and animal have the right to live a life of dignity!!! This festival violates all norms of animal rights and it must be stopped immediately!!!!"- Animals rights activist from Kolkata, Nabadeep Biswas.

Photographer Tanmoy Bhaduri was there to shoot pictures of the festival that completes 25 years. His photographs: