The following news breaks my heart. I have always had a heart for the voiceless which includes animals. They are 100% dependent on us. And the level of abuse taking place against these innocent souls is horrifying. They need us!
The U.S. Department of Agriculture abruptly removed inspection reports and other information from its website about the treatment of animals at thousands of research laboratories, zoos, dog breeding operations and other facilities.
What does this mean?
The records that had been available were frequently used by animal welfare advocates to monitor government regulation of animal treatment at circuses, scientific labs and zoos. Journalists have used the documents to expose violations at universities.
“The USDA action cloaks even the worst puppy mills in secrecy and allows abusers of Tennessee walking horses, zoo animals and lab animals to hide even the worst track records in animal welfare,” said John Goodwin, senior director of the Humane Society’s Stop Puppy Mills Campaign, which uses the federal records, as well as state inspection reports, to publish its annual “Horrible Hundred” dog breeding operations that have been cited for welfare violations. [How our political vitriol harms dogs]
In a statement, Kathy Guillermo, the senior vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, called it “a shameful attempt to keep the public from knowing when and which laws and regulations have been violated. Many federally registered and licensed facilities have long histories of violations that have caused terrible suffering.”
(both excerpts written above can be found here).
What can we do about it?
First & foremost, you can sign this petition by Beagle Freedom Project.
We can also donate to organizations that are working tirelessly to save the animals such as Beagle Freedom Project and Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
We all need to donate. We have to help them. There are so many across the country suffering. This is truly heartbreaking and horrifying.
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