NEW DELHI: Call it the “Shaktiman effect”, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change is preparing a chapter on animal welfare, which will be included in school and college curriculums across boards and universities. The Ministry has had first round of discussions with organisations such as the UGC and the Medical Council of India.
“People need to be compassionate towards animals. For a long time, it was felt that we need to inform students about animal welfare. We are preparing a 10-15 pages chapter that will be included in school and university curriculum,” said a Ministry official.
The official admitted that the recent incident of a police horse’s leg being amputated following an alleged attack by a lawmaker during a protest in Dehradun will be an example to press forward their proposal.
“Some educational organisations have shown interest while others have sought more clarification. We will be sending the required details. We expect to finalise the chapter within the next couple of months. It will include details such as laws related to animal welfare,” the official added.