USDA Records Statement

PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Brittany Peet Statement:

For Immediate Release:
February 17, 2017

Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Under duress, the USDA is now attempting to get away with reposting only a tiny fraction of the animal welfare records it suddenly and indefensibly deleted from its website two weeks ago, and that does not satisfy PETA or the other plaintiffs in the pending lawsuit against it. The agency has a duty under the law to restore all of the deleted records, and to continue posting new records going forward. PETA and its co-plaintiffs will continue to fight until it complies with this duty.

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