Rahman S, Aiman U, Akbarsha M. National workshop/CME on alternatives to animal experimentation in medical science education. ALTEX - Alternatives to animal experimentation. 2014, 31(3):369-370.


The concept of alternatives to animal experimentation is relatively new to India (Akbarsha et al., 2013). The ethical issues regarding use of animals in life sciences and biomedical sciences gained attention with the work done by People for Animals (PfA), People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA) and Ma-hatma Gandhi-Doerenkamp Center (MGDC) established by Do-erenkamp-Zbinden Foundation (Switzerland), and regulations and guidelines have been brought up by the regulatory authori-ties such as ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research), CPC-SEA (Committee for the Purpose of Control and Super-vision of Experiments on Animals), MCI (Medical Council of India), PCI (Pharmacy Council of India), MoEF (Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India) and UGC (University Grants Commission) during the past 10-15 years (Badyal et al., 2009; Shehnaz et al., 2012, 2011).

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