An Indian company’s domestic animal production program is to be transferred to the United States in a controversial deal, a move that is likely to spark anger in the country.
India has long been accused of importing foreign-made animals from overseas for domestic use, with some critics accusing the government of exploiting the country’s pet industry.
Under the agreement, India’s Bharatiya Janata Party government will transfer all domestic animal breeding programs and breeding facilities to the U.S. to be managed by the US-based U.K. Animal Welfare Institute.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization has already accused India of failing to provide adequate protection for its animals and of exporting animals to be used in U..
S.-based pet food and pet supplements.
The U.J.A.I. will also develop an Animal Husbandry Engineering program for the domestic animal industry, said an official with the organization, which is currently evaluating the Indian plans.
The program will be led by Dr. Raghuram Rajan, a veterinarian and former chief executive officer of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, the world’s largest animal breeding institute.
The project will aim to make India a leader in the domestic meat industry, with about half of the countrys total meat production being exported to the pet and food industries, the official said.
The plan, however, is not expected to come into force until the Indian government meets a requirement to certify that the program will help India meet its commitments under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
S., which is the official name of the International Association for the Study of Veterinary Science (IASV), is part of the IAVS, which provides veterinary medical care to veterinary schools in the U, U.A., Brazil, China, India, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Peru, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.
India’s IAVs has been criticized for a lack of transparency and transparency in its animal husbandries.
Its research is heavily influenced by U.G. countries, where domestic animal welfare is a top priority.
India is expected to sign the agreement in July.