Animal rights activists in Peru have been demonstrating against the veterinary schools in the country for cruelly experimenting on animals without supervision.
The Veterinary Medical Association of Lima (CMVL) said that the use of animals in education is not a regulated practice.
“There is Law 27265, which ensures the protection of pets, wild animals kept in captivity and animals used in research and teaching. However, it is not regulated,” explained CMVL spokesman Dr. Miguel Ángel Portocarrero, specialized in Medicine and Surgery of Companion Animals.
Portocarrero said schools should follow the recommendations from the World Organization for Animal Health regarding the legal acquisition of animals, having all their papers in order and assuring their welfare and safety at all times.