A long campaign to persuade Indian authorities to bar dissections in university classes has achieved a major victory. The University Grants Commission (UGC), a governmental body that sets standards for university education in India, has banned the dissection of animals in zoology and life science university courses. Some educators decry the decision, arguing that classrooms aren’t prepared to offer alternatives to dissections.
The animal rights advocacy group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been calling for a ban for several years, arguing that computer models and simulations can effectively replace dissection. (1)
We want to learn.
But we do not want to get our hands dirty.
But the important things we already know.
All we have to do is “dissect” ourselves…
Search inside your mind.
And you will see.
You are just too afraid to look…