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Quail Breeding Raises Hackles - Naresh Kadyan

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White Quails breeding for human consumption, this is totally illegal against the ethics of wildlife. Due to this illegal act, the original species of wild quail be in danger & people will start hunting under cover of white quail.

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Friday February 15, 2008, 8:57 pm
Chandigarh, February 14
Reacting to a news-item, "Quail breeding raises hackles", published in these columns on February 7, the public relations officer (PRO) of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, has clarified that the union ministry of environment and forest has "allowed the white form of Japanese quail for research and breeding purposes".

In a communication to The Tribune, the PRO has claimed that the permission for the same was granted vide a letter dated September 5, 2002, issued by S.C. Sharma, additional director-general of forests (Wild Life). A copy of the letter was sent to the chief wild life wardens of all the states and Union Territories, along with their Veterinary Departments.

The PRO has asserted that GADVASU started working on the development of white Japanese quails after receiving information in this regard. The intention was only to introduce a new bird to commercial poultry farming, but also to make quails readily available to population fond of eating its meat; discouraging in the process the hunting of wild quails.
He has added that quail meat is not only a delicacy, but also has medicinal value for some nervous disorders. It is rich in protein and minerals. Besides this, it contains vitamins and is low in cholesterol on per unit meat basis.

Here the PRO has not spoken regarding CPCSEA'S permission .Kindly inform that Have they submitted any protocol for approval or they have sent any report in minutes of the IAEC meeting where it was approved?
What can be the action if they have Violated the Rules reg.CPCSEA Permission?
An early reply is Solicited.
Dr.Sandeep K Jain.

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Sunday February 17, 2008, 12:41 am
As per wildlife P Act a permission u/s 12 is required to carry out any research on Scheduled wild animals.MoreoverCWW has to enquire about the process of breeeding ,Parent stock any sanction by CWW of state.if these are exotic breeds( or Texas A7 M or cuternix Quaime,then before importing a permission is required from CPCSEA under export rules.

CPCSEA also approve the experiments on animals in research and educational Institutes under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 and Rules thereunder.
It grants recognition to institutes for experimentation and breeding for use in Labs.It appoints its Nominee to IAEC of in case dr.G.S.Bedi(a Vet and president of People for animals Jalandhar ) is IAEC nominee of CPCSEA in GADVASU.His contact No. is 09814258726/01812272000.
before staring any research protocol or experiments on animals a meeting of IAEC is called and projects are approved and informed to CPCSEA Headquarters at Chennai.
In this case it is evident from this Email of expert consultant that the protocol has not been approved by CPCSEA.
It Means the university has deviated from adopting the legal way in this research?
It is also apprehended that partridges ,which are larger than wild quails & have almost same weight,will be trapped and dressed and sent to commercial establishments in Garb of White Quails.This will incease the hunting and many such cases have been reported in past.So this will be a threat to wildlife.The are myths that Tiger Bones or parts are of Medicinal Use will the University produce Black tigers too ?
In wild life Protection Act Sch IV the Word Quail is Mentioned .There is no description that whether it is white or Black or striped Quail.Quail is Quail ,whatever dress it wears.
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