Decision Maker Response
Martha McSally’s response
Feb 16, 2017 — The inhumane treatment of animals serves no place in our society. That’s why we’ve passed laws banning abusive practices, and one of the most powerful tools we have to ensure compliance is transparency with the American people.
In response to the Administration’s removal of animal welfare inspection information from the USDA’s website, I led a letter signed by 100 of my House colleagues calling for its restoration. The bipartisan letter shows not just the importance of this issue on Congress, but to countless people around the country. You can read the full letter in full here: https://mcsally.house.gov/sites/mcsally.house.gov/files/Final%20Signed%20USDA%20Letter%20to%20President%20Trump.pdf
The public has a right to know if regulated entities have subjected animals to abuse or failed to meet basic welfare standards. I will continue to fight to bring back online this important information and ensure we are doing all we can to prevent animal abuse.