USDA: Give the public back their access to animal abuse records
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Thousands of records detailing animal welfare violations have been erased from the USDA's website. These records, which were once available to the public, exposed the abuse and maltreatment of animals by commercial animal facilities nationwide. These facilities include, but are not limited to, zoos, laboratories, circuses, and animal breeders. Now hidden, they are only accessible upon official request to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which could take months to process. These innocent animals do not have months to wait. With limited access, abusers will have an easier time continuing their cruelty. Please sign this petition to have the USDA give back public access to these files. These records ensure the people that measures are being taken to protect the welfare of animals.
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