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UGC guidelines on phasing out animal dissection spark controversy

Author(s): Dinsa Sachan
Issue Date: Dec 1, 2011
For decades, zoology students in colleges have studied the internal workings of animals by cutting them open. But a set of guidelines, recently issued by the University Grants Commission, overturns this 90-year-old practice. The move has sparked a controversy. Animal rights and wildlife activists have welcomed guidelines while some scientists have slammed them.
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