No experiments on animals in colleges: Environment ministryApril 18th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The ministry of environment and forests has issued guidelines to stop experimentation on animals for training undergraduate and post-graduate students in colleges and to instead use alternatives such as computer-aided simulators for the purpose.
“The guidelines were issued to the Medical Council of India (MCI), Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) and University Grants Commission (UGC) recently. PETA is planning to donate free anatomy and physiology software to colleges,” animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India said in a statement Wednesday.
The ministry in the guidelines said that according to Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, experiments on animals must be avoided when other tools were available for teaching.
“By eliminating experimentations on animals, the government is taking education forward and making sure that students are provided modern teaching tools like computer models”, Chaitanya Koduri, PETA science policy adviser, said.
“Compassionate students across the country will now be able to learn without being forced to hurt and kill animals in the classroom,” he added.
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