25 AUG

USDA rolls out new APHIS compliance database and search tool

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is pleased to announce the rollout of the refined public search tool that provides access to Animal Welfare Act compliance records. The public search tool is a component of the Animal Care Information System (ACIS) and will allow APHIS to make animal welfare information publicly available and ensure compliance with all applicable laws*. In July 2016, APHIS formally initiated a comprehensive review and update of Animal Care’s website, publications, and correspondence to eliminate out of date content, improve the information provided, and balance its commitment to transparency with applicable laws, including rules protecting personal privacy.  Read more

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