USDA Removes Animal Welfare Records from Website

2015 Soring Investigation
Appalling USDA action further threatens anti-soring efforts

Last Thursday, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (part of the USDA) removed several categories of information from their website, where the information had previously been available to the public to review.

This information included lists of violations of the Animal Welfare Act and the Horse Protection Act (which covers soring only).

This action is shocking and outrageous for protecting animals including horses covered by the Horse Protection Act (HPA).