Sunday, February 5, 2017

Updates to APHIS’ Website Involving Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Compliance Information

"Q. Why has the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) taken the Animal Care Search Tool, regulatory correspondence (such as official warnings), and enforcement records off the APHIS website? 
 During the past year, APHIS has conducted a comprehensive review of the information it posts on the APHIS website for the general public to view and has implemented actions to remove certain personal information posted on its website involving the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and Horse Protection Act (HPA).  APHIS is removing from its website inspection reports, research facility annual reports, regulatory correspondence (such as official warnings), and certain enforcement records (such as pre-litigation settlement agreements and administrative complaints) that have not received final adjudication..."
Animal welfare compliance information

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