Animal rights activist is removed from government committee

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 11 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:68
  1. Sanjay Kumar
  1. New Delhi

    India's high profile animal rights activist and former minister for welfare Ms Maneka Gandhi has been removed from her position as chairwoman of the government's Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals.

    The committee had earned the wrath of Indian scientific researchers over recent years for its approach to animals in scientific research and for its “raids” on both government and private laboratories (BMJ 2002;325:1192).

    The committee—which gives permission to registered institutions to carry out animal …

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