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Animal bill makes Chandigarh scientists jittery

17 May 2011

CHANDIGARH: If the draft of the Animal Welfare Bill 2011 gets a nod, scientists can be behind bars for up to five years in case the experimental animal is killed or injured without justifying the killing. Giving is feedback on the draft, the scientific institutes of the city PGI, National institute of Pharamceutical Education and Research (NIPER) and Institute of Microbial technology (IMTECH) have recently submitted the suggestions to the Indian Council of Medical Research in New Delhi (ICMR).

Retaliating against the animal activists for the draft, director of the IMTECH, Dr Girish Sahni, said: “If the animal activists think that we are cruel to animals while experimenting, slaughterhouses should likewise be penalized or shut down. We are not killing animals per se. Though there is an area of compassion for the animals, we cannot do away with these trials for drug development and innovation.”….

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Animal-bill-makes-Chandigarh-scientists-jittery/articleshow/8392006.cms

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Written by csirindia

May 18, 2011 at 6:14 am

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