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Scientists take on activists, want ban on live testing on animals lifted

NEW DELHI: The right to life of laboratory animals has become a point
of contention between scientists and animal rights activists. Recent
guidelines issued by University Grants Commission (UGC) banning the
age-old practice of using lab animals for research has not gone down
well with scientists from Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru
University. Indian National Science Academy (INSA) has compiled a
report on the views of scientists and animal rights activists on the
matter. The report will be submitted to the ministry of environment
and forests (MOEF) next month.

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