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India To Cut Out Animal Dissection 145

Posted by timothy
from the use-every-part-of-the-computer dept.
ananyo writes "Squeamish science students in India might not have to grapple with cutting up rats or frogs for much longer. The University Grants Commission (UGC), the national body in New Delhi that funds and governs Indian universities, announced new rules earlier this month that would phase out almost all animal dissection and replace it with teaching using computer simulations and models."
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India To Cut Out Animal Dissection

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  • Re:The fuck? (Score:4, Informative)

    by dell623 (2021586) on Tuesday December 20, 2011 @12:51PM (#38437098)

    Who said anything about surgeons, where on earth did you get that from??

    If you RTFA you'll see no mention of medical schools. I would hope my surgeon has more experience than having dissected a rat, but that's besides the point.

    Thedecision is worrying because it applies to university science students in biology, zoology etc., who should definitely not be squeamish about dissections. However, it has nothing to do with doctors or surgeons or medical schools.

Neutrinos have bad breadth.