Today World Laboratory Day - April 24

Posted on:24 Apr 2017 15:23:56
Today World Laboratory Day - April 24
24 April 2017 Current Affairs:

  • World Day For Animals In Laboratories also known as World Lab Animal Day is observed every year on 24 April. The surrounding week has come to be known as "World Week for Animals In Laboratories.

  • The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) describe the day as an "international day of commemoration  for animals in laboratories.

  • World Day For Animals In Laboratories was established in 1979 by the British National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS).The date 24 April was chosen as it marked the birthday of former NAVS president Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding.

  • NAVS and other groups opposed to animal research have claimed that World Day For Animals In Laboratories is recognised by the United Nations.However, the day is not included on the official list of United Nations observances.


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