cbse asks schools not to use rare animals in their labs
CBSE, just like the HRD minister Kapil Sibal, is bent on overhauling and bringing much needed changes in the education field. After ordering all its schools to make sports compulsory, now it has sent copies of an order asking these schools not to use endangered species for experiment purposes in the lab.Under wildlife protection act (1972), trading, possessing and transporting wild animals are banned and punishable activities. It doesn’t matter whether that animal/bird is dead or alive. Recently, Environment minister Jairam Ramesh has also sought maximum punishment for trading owls which is rampant during Diwali.The circular sent by CBSE also commands schools to give all such animals (if they have) to the officials of forest department. The step was taken after CBSE received complaints by the forest department that several schools use endangered species for testing. The directives also include rare plants. All eco-concious people have welcomed the move.