Animal Aid urges Udaipur colleges to follow ban on live animal experimentation
Animal Aid has mailed copies of the Ministry Environment and Forests’ ban on the use of live animals in educational institutes to Udaipur colleges (Pacific College of Pharmacy, Bhopal Nobles College of Pharmacy, Geetanjali Institute of Pharmacy, Mohanlal Sukhadia University and Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology), urging them to join educational institutions across India in enforcing the new guidelines immediately.
Experimentation on live animals in educational institutions should now be a thing of the past, thanks to the wide availability of more humane, non-animal teaching tools. The old approach that uses live animals involves the acquisition and disposal (killing) of animals on an ongoing basis which is not only inhumane, but also expensive and wasteful.
The MoEF states that effective alternatives in the form of CDs, computer simulations and mannequin models are available; they are not only effective as absolute replacements for animals in teaching anatomy or physiology but are also superior learning tools in teaching of pharmacy or life sciences.