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Professor YehLih-seng has been teaching Small Animal Surgery Skills and Laboratory, a required course for the senior veterinary students at National Taiwan University (NTU), for many years. This course aims to familiarize students with the procedures of sterilization and surgical skills for small animal surgery. Students are required to learn suturing, injecting, and how to use and maintain surgical equipment. In addition, some commonly performed surgery, such as neutering and those regarding gastrointestinal tracts, eyes, ears, salivary glands, bladders, kidneys, chests, and bones, is also included....more
LCA has held several learning courses for the teachers. We find that many teachers believe that being capable of animal dissection is needed to become a doctor. With this myth and the low popularity of alternatives for animal use in education, it is not surprised that many teachers don’t know they have other choices than using live-animals. That’s why we published “Re-envisioning Animal Use in Education : Alternatives(在教育中看見動物福祉─動物實驗替代方案)” in 2016....more
The Taipei City Animal Protection Office received information from the Council of Agriculture; working together with the National Police Agency found 142 ivory products and 7 hawksbills turtle products on 4 March, all of which were confiscated on the spot due to the violation against the Wildlife Conservation Act.   ...more
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