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Ending animal dissection in India

From Dr BK Sharma, Associate Professor and the Head of the Department of Zoology at RL Saharia Govt PG College (affiliated with the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur)

'For years, compassionate students, sane teachers and others who hold a stake in the country's educational system have dreaded the dissection of animals in zoology and life-science courses. That is why I take particular pleasure in reporting that the University Grants Commission (UGC) has accepted the recommendation of its core expert committee -- on which it has been my pleasure to serve -- to end animal dissection in university and college laboratories for zoology and life-sciences courses. The recommended change will also require universities to adhere to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 as well as the Wildlife Protection Act 1972, which prohibits the killing of amphibians and certain insects. ''

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