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APHIS revamps Animal Welfare Act compliance records

Action follows lawsuit activist groups filed after USDA took down information from its website in February.

In February, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) removed certain animal welfare information from its website that sparked a lawsuit from animal welfare groups, including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, in an attempt to compel USDA to publicly disclose thousands of animal welfare records that the agency had, for years, disclosed. Now, APHIS has announced that it is rolling out a new refined public search tool that provide

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