Replacement of Animals in Education in Gujarat, India

Nick Jukes


AATEX 14(1):828-830, 2009

In the field of higher education in Gujarat, India, there has been an increasing degree of replacement of dissection and animal experiments, reflecting efforts to modernise and make humane the education and training of students. Nominees from the Indian government agency that controls animal experimentation, the CPCSEA, some of whom are also involved in animal protection organisations, are increasingly rejecting applications for animal-based practical classes in universities. Examples of replacement at two universities are given, along with details of the regulations, outreach, training, provision of alternatives, and cultural and economic realities that have helped create a context for successful curricular transformation.

Key words: Replacement, alternative, education, India, InterNICHE


(AATEX: Altern. Animal Test. EXperiment.: Alternatives to Animal Testing and EXperimentation)