Victory! 19 Million Animals a Year Saved
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Following an extensive campaign by PETA India, Indian universities’ top governing body, the University Grants Commission (UGC), is officially recommending that all colleges and universities replace animal dissection and animal experimentation in zoology and life sciences courses with modern non-animal methods. According to Dr BK Sharma, associate professor and head of the Department of Zoology at the RL Saharia Government PG College in Jaipur, by using computer simulations, interactive CD-ROMs, films, charts, and lifelike models, it is estimated that Indian universities will save 19 million animals every year.
Animals used for dissection may be captured from their natural habitats or may come from “biological supply” companies, which not only breed animals but also purchase them from slaughterhouses, pet stores, animal shelters, and dealers who sell lost or stolen companion animals. Animals are killed by gassing or drowning and are then injected with formaldehyde, sometimes without first being checked to make sure that they are dead.
The UGC’s recommendations will not only spare millions of animals’ lives but also ensure that students don’t have to choose between their education and their morals.
Visit CutOutDissection.com to learn how PETA can help you get dissection alternatives implemented in schools near you.
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