"Though laboratory testing on dogs has been banned for cosmetic and household experiments, pharmaceutical and agrochemical companies continue do it," Chinthana Gopinath, a CUPA volunteer, told the New Indian Express.
"Around the world, healthy dogs who are no longer required by laboratories are routinely killed. Science, as well as ethics, demands a move away from experiments on dogs," Michelle Thew, chief executive of CFI, told The Dodo. "As we work towards ending the use of dogs in research, it is heartening to see steps being made to change the lives of individual animals currently suffering in laboratories. We call on governments around the world to follow India's lead and introduce mandatory homing wherever possible for these animals."