Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi - Chairperson, People For Animals

Mrs. Gandhi is a renowned activist who works on behalf of animals, poor people and the environment. Mrs. Gandhi is a born politician—she is the widow of Sanjay Gandhi, the son of Indira Gandhi (former Prime Minister of India). She served as Minister of the Environment from 1989 to 1991 and returned to Parliament in 1998 as the Minister of Welfare and was appointed as chairwoman of the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA). Under her direction, unannounced inspections of laboratories where animals are used for scientific research were conducted, and abominable conditions and cruelty were documented and exposed.

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