February 23, 2017

Efforts launched to restore animal welfare docs to USDA site

A group of animal activist organizations has sued USDA and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) over the recent removal of thousands of documents related to animal welfare enforcement, demanding that the pages be re-posted and that future documentation not be withheld, according to court papers. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Born Free USA, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Beagle Freedom Project and Delcianna J. Winders, an animal law and policy fellow at Harvard University. Read more

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