• Case Update: Fighting USDA for Animal Welfare Records

    2 monthes ago - By Animal Legal Defense Fund

    In early 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture suddenly removed public access to thousands of animal welfare reports concerning enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act , a federal law that regulates research labs, puppy mills, zoos, circuses, and more. The Animal Legal Defense Fund pledged to sue the USDA, and we did.
    A court recently decided to dismiss our lawsuit. Last week we filed an appeal of that decision.
    Our lawsuit argued that removing access to the database violates the Freedom of Information Act , but the judge dismissed on the grounds that FOIA does not provide a...
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