Decision Maker Response
Ron Wyden’s response
Feb 22, 2017 — Thank you for signing the petition to the Senate on Change.org calling on Trump’s USDA to stop hiding animal cruelty and release the animal welfare inspection reports.
I stand with you and am working every day to shine a light on Donald Trump’s abuse of government transparency. From his taxes to his connections to Russia to data on puppy mills and other critical taxpayer-funded records, Trump wants to pull a blindfold over the American people’s eyes. Americans deserve to make informed decisions about who they adopt animals from and the basic health and safety standards that are met.
I joined 18 other senators in sending a letter to the USDA asking them to restore this critical information immediately. I’m also working on a legislative solution to ensure that this information is restored and it’s availability is not dependent on the whims of an Administration.
Enough is enough. To protect animals from abuse, consumers deserve full transparency from the USDA. Sign my petition here to stay tuned for updates: