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Victory for Transparency

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the reactivation of its “refined public search tool” that had previously provided public access to Animal Welfare Act compliance and reporting records. This database … Continued

State Animal Abuser Registries Proposed in 2017

Update: Sessions end soon in many states. Take action to support passage of these bills Animal abuser registries provide help police identify convicted animal abusers who are involved in new allegations of abuse, and for shelters and adoption centers to … Continued

What is the USDA still hiding?

NAVS’ fight to bring transparency to the government’s reporting on animal use is gaining attention. In a recent exclusive op-ed, Marcia Kramer, NAVS’ director of legal and legislative programs, explores how the removal of animal welfare records by the Animal … Continued