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USDA APHIS Inspection Reports posted online

The Memory Hole just posted links to thousands of inspection reports. They’re research facility inspections for 2000 through 2007. Trump and his minions just don’t understand the way the internet works. If they build a wall, we’ll put a hole into it. Guaranteed. When I get any new info from the FOIA request or HSUS’s […]

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Critters Documents Government Legal

HSUS comes through on the USDA APHIS records

Today, HSUS filed a Notice of Violation of Court Order with the Department of Justice because of the USDA pulling the APHIS records. I did not know that the HSUS had filed a lawsuit years ago forcing the USDA to provide access to its inspection records for universities and research labs. By pulling these records, the […]

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Critters Documents Government Legal

USDA APHIS Follow Up

Delcianna Winders posted a folder containing several USDA APHIS enforcement actions. I was surprised to see an enforcement action against Donald Schrage of the infamous Rabbit Ridge kennel. The violations listed in the enforcement action aren’t unusual for Schrage. This is just a normal year’s worth of writeups for him. It’s good to see that the […]

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Critters Documents Government Legal

USDA APHIS Pulls Access to Essential Inspection Database

For many years I and many others have had free and open access to USDA APHIS Animal Welfare Act inspection reports. The Humane Society of the US uses the data to compile its list of the 100 worst puppy mills in the United States. I’ve used the records to highlight the atrocities of one of the […]

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Clinton Emails: FOIA is not the Federal Records Act

Update Bloomberg is probably the only news organization expressing the same concerns I have expressed related to this FOIA lawsuit, and the Judge’s decision to allow questioning of Hillary Clinton. The court said yes again. Here’s where the case — and the court — began to go seriously off track. A FOIA suit seeks information […]