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Perspectives on Virtual Animal Dissections as Alternatives : Green Approach to Biodiversity Conservation
Authors(1) :-Jamadar Rasul J. Shewale Shrikant S. Gulave Arun A.
Students and researchers in life sciences using experimental animals for dissections, every year millions of experimental animals are used all over the world. The distress, pain and death experienced by animals during dissections have been one of the debating issues among researchers and conservation bodies for long time. Besides the major concern of animal ethics and environmental conservation there are various disadvantages of animal dissections such as habitat destruction, enormous degradation of biodiversity, massive ecological imbalance, natural calamities etc. animals obtained from natural habitat and purposely bred in facilities that profit from their sales also most of animals are target of animal dealers who makes money from stealing and selling. In concern with this the University Grants Commission has issued the Notification under 12(j) of UGC Act, 1956 (UGC guidelines –Point No.7.3.1, Page no.4) urging all the universities to stop the dissections of animals, accordingly animal dissection has to be replaced with animal dissections software for virtual dissections.
Jamadar Rasul J. Shewale Shrikant S. Gulave Arun A.
Animal ethics, Virtual dissections, Biodiversity Conservation, UGC.
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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 9 | November-December 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-12-15
License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 192-194
Manuscript Number : IJSRST173939
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
Cite This Article :
Jamadar Rasul J. Shewale Shrikant S. Gulave Arun A., "Perspectives on Virtual Animal Dissections as Alternatives : Green Approach to Biodiversity Conservation", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 9, pp.192-194, November-December-2017
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