Educational items in Arabic

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, June 2006:

LONDON–The International Network for Humane Education in
February 2006 launched an Arabic version of the Inter-NICHE web site
providing alternatives to animal use in life science education.
First posted by InterNICHE founder Nick Jukes in 1997, with
many subsequent updates and expansions, the site is already used
worldwide, but Cairo University professor Fawzy El-Nady anticipated
that the Arabic version might reach an especially receptive audience
which has had little previous access to antivivisection materials.
“In Islam,” said El-Nady, “imprisoning animals is a sin,
and cutting or injuring animals whilst alive is also forbidden. By
analogy and inference, this applies to science and science
education. It is also specifically forbidden [in Islam] to harm
frogs,” El-Nady added. “The use of alternatives fits well with
Islamic science.”

Jukes in unveiling the site acknowledged the work of Muslim
developers of non-animal research metholds, including Emad Aboud,
M.D., of Syria, who promotes surgery practice using perfused human
cadavers, and M.A. Akbarsha, of Bharathidasan University in Tamil
Nadu, India, who helped to develop models that have replaced the
use of
animals for dissection.
[Contact Inter-NICHE at 44-116-210-9652;
<coordinator@interniche.org>; or <www.interniche.org>.] Also now available in Arabic is The Mediterranean Sea: A
source of life, an environmental education kit developed in 2005 by
the Mediterranean Association to Save Sea Turtles. Previous editions
were distributed in Greek and English.
[Contact MEDASSET c/o 30-210-3613572;
<medasset@-medasset.gr>; or <www.medasset.gr>.]

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