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PETA Action

February 6, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments

PETA’s fight to get animals out of laboratories, circuses, and roadside zoos has been so successful that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will apparently go to any length to stop it. But we won’t let that happen. For months—long before President Donald Trump took charge—the USDA has been quietly planning to remove all inspection and annual reports of facilities that confine animals. The agency stopped reporting its serious enforcement actions last fall, and PETA was on it then, questioning officials about this lack of transparency. Now, all the information about how many animals are caged at each facility and how they’ve violated laws and regulations is gone, too.
This information is crucial to PETA’s work to make sure that the USDA actually does its job. Our dozens of investigations, such as our undercover work at notorious monkey dealer Primate Products, Inc.—where we found monkeys cowering in fear and so neglected that they had frostbite and open, untreated wounds—show that the USDA can’t be trusted to enforce animal-protection laws and regulations. Now, the agency is shielding itself—and the animal exploiters—from scrutiny.
PETA legal team is crafting a plan right now! And we won’t stop until we get every animal out of every laboratory, circus, and anyplace else where they’re suffering.

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