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Victory! 19 Million Animals a Year Saved

Written by Michelle Kretzer | November 24, 2011
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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 to learn how PETA can help you get dissection alternatives implemented in schools near you.

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  • Dr BK Sharma says:

    By way of these recommendations, the nexus operating for decades between animal catchers, killers and suppliers with educational institutions dealing with life science would come to an end. We will have modern pedagogical tools for our generation next.

  • Daniieliith says:

    Victory!!! We need that kind of campaing here in Méxivo! I know that in my university, medicine students use dogs in the final exam. I don’t know what to do

  • May says:

    Victory–Hope the whole world follows! We have no rights to hurt a fellow earthling in any name, no matter how noble the excuse might sound. Humane means acting kind toward all species–not just toward humans.

  • Rat King says:

    Thank you Peta – in the name of ALL ANIMALS – you did once more a great job!