Egypt: Workshop promotes alternatives to animal testing

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By ESAF (Egyptian Society of Animal Friends)

This is an excerpt from ESAF’s report on the workshop.

 

The Second Egyptian Seminar on Alternatives to Animal Experiments in Education and Training was organized by ESAF (the Egyptian Society of Animal Friends) in association with the Biological and Geological Departments of the Faculty of Education at Ain Shams University.

 

The workshop brought together teachers, students, researchers, representatives of the General Organization of Veterinary Services, animal activists,  campaigning organizations, media, and others to promote and help implement replacement alternatives across Egypt.

 

These were some of the topics covered:

Animal Care in Arabic culture

Alternatives to Animal Dissection

The Role of Civil Societies and Media in Animal Care

The Role of Curricula in Developing Awareness about Endangered Animals

The Use of Cells and Tissue Cultures as Alternatives to Animal Experiments

Zoonoses

The Psychological, Educational, and Scientific Impact of Using Alternatives to Animal Experiments by Students

Legislation for Animal Care in Egyptian Law

 

There were lively discussions and debates, as one would expect (and hope for) at such a workshop.  It was wonderful to see so many young people so actively involved…

ESAF

 

To visit the Facebook page of ESAF, click here. (Some content may be disturbing.)

 

Photo: Courtesy of ESAF

 

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