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Sponsored by: Humane Society of the United States

For animal welfare advocates and the public, it is now far more challenging to know whether animals are being properly cared for in research labs, puppy mills, zoos, circuses, aquariums and Tennessee walking horse shows.

On February 3, in a move that undermines governmental transparency, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) abruptly purged its website of documents and records about the approximately 9000 animal-related facilities inspected by the agency and covered under the Animal Welfare Act and the Horse Protection Act.

"What the USDA has done is given cover to people who neglect or harm animals and get cited by USDA inspectors," said John Goodwin, who runs the Stop Puppy Mills Campaign at The Humane Society of the United States. "The public is no longer going to be able to quickly learn which commercial dog breeders, horse trainers, which roadside zoos, which research labs have horrible animal welfare track records."

Animals held in research facilities and puppy mills are not accessible to the public and these USDA records are essential for efforts to ensure that these dogs, monkeys, and rabbits are receiving basic care. These documents are the product of taxpayer dollars and there is no reason the agency should not post these regularly requested public records online. We have a right to see them without unnecessary and time-consuming bureaucratic delays.

For the sake of countless innocent creatures, we must raise our voices loud and clear to put pressure on the USDA now. Sign this urgent petition today! Demand that the USDA stop covering for abusers and make records of animal welfare violations publicly accessible on its website again.

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Petition Signatures


May 25, 2017 Robert Long
May 25, 2017 Ashlee Godin
May 24, 2017 Susan Masoner
May 24, 2017 Patricia Hammerschmidt
May 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2017 Tammy Howes
May 24, 2017 Irene Roos
May 24, 2017 P C
May 24, 2017 Amanda Hauck
May 24, 2017 maria behnke All animal abusers should have a tattoo across their face, telling the world what low life they are
May 24, 2017 Nicholas Lee
May 24, 2017 boullet françoise
May 24, 2017 Dina Carella There has been one too many dogs, cats, aka pets who have been tortured, abused, and murdered. Shut down all puppy mills. Too many pets end up in dog shelters & are murdered. Enough
May 23, 2017 Diane Sposili This issue is of paramount importance to me and to many others.. You must heed our wishes in this matter. We will not quit in holding animal welfare issues critical.
May 23, 2017 Janet Geiler
May 23, 2017 APRIL Burchardt
May 23, 2017 Val Laurent
May 23, 2017 Al Leitch
May 23, 2017 nancy behnken
May 23, 2017 Monica Daniel-Marshall
May 23, 2017 Pamela Llewellyn
May 23, 2017 Philip Huffman
May 23, 2017 Nancy Dictus
May 23, 2017 pascale chilte
May 23, 2017 Helga Jelus
May 23, 2017 eve parent
May 23, 2017 Josie Perez
May 22, 2017 Linda Seglem
May 22, 2017 Bonnie Ursprung
May 22, 2017 Marilyn Logan
May 21, 2017 karen hurt
May 21, 2017 Tatiana Quinones
May 21, 2017 Vickie Pyle We HAVE to be the voice for the voiceless. We HAVE to start being humane to these beautiful animals that God has given us and not USING them for our selfish purposes.
May 21, 2017 Claudia Folch
May 21, 2017 Christena Ruiz-Lewis
May 21, 2017 Krystyna Zdanowicz
May 21, 2017 Tina Quinones
May 21, 2017 Susan Wayne
May 21, 2017 Marilyn Meixner
May 21, 2017 Heinz-Helmut Umbreit
May 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2017 Rhonda Carter
May 20, 2017 susan miller
May 20, 2017 Shawn Rorke-Davis
May 20, 2017 Ruth Yates
May 20, 2017 Rosemarie Donahue
May 20, 2017 KALLIOPE MARKAKI SINCE YOU ARE HIDING AND PROTECTING THE ABUSERS, YOU ARE COLLUDING WITH THEM. SHAME ON YOU.
May 19, 2017 Brenda Psaras
May 19, 2017 Katharin Powers It is time to end all animal cruelty. Now.
May 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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