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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In a stunning blow to transparency, <a href="https://twitter.com/USDA">@USDA</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/USDA_APHIS">@USDA_APHIS</a> pulls down thousands of Animal Welfare Act inspection reports from its website <a href="https://t.co/NK8sqDTef3">pic.twitter.com/NK8sqDTef3</a></p>&mdash; Delcianna J. Winders (@DelciannaW) <a href="https://twitter.com/DelciannaW/status/827570617025171457">February 3, 2017</a></blockquote>
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In a stunning blow to transparency, @USDA @USDA_APHIS pulls down thousands of Animal Welfare Act inspection reports from its website pic.twitter.com/NK8sqDTef3
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A detailed explanation, from Science Magazine

USDA scrubbing of animal records may have been sparked by horse lawsuit | Science | AAAS

A lawsuit over alleged cruelty to a special breed of horse appears to have prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) move last week to remove thousands of reports and documents relating to animal welfare from its website. The scrubbing has outraged animal welfare advocates -- and made strange bedfellows of groups that oppose and support scientific research involving animals, with both sides condemning USDA’s actions. It appears, however, that the agency’s decision had little—if anything—to do with animal research.


The lawsuit, filed in February 2016, was brought in part by Lee and Mike McGartland, Texas attorneys who enter Tennessee Walking Horses in various competitions. The breed is famous for its high-stepping gait, which some animal welfare advocates have charged comes from injuring the animals, typically by adding caustic chemicals to their legs and feet—a process known as soring. The Horse Protection Act of 1970 outlawed the practice, and the law is enforced by inspectors employed by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). . . . Because the inspection reports are posted online and contain the names of the alleged violators, the McGartlands say that USDA has violated the federal Privacy Act, which regulates the dissemination of personal information by federal agencies. The lawsuit, filed in a federal district court in Fort Worth, Texas, asks the agency to remove any such documents from its website.
former agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack said his staff had recommended pulling the records because of fears of litigation, but he did not approve the action because he didn’t have enough time to evaluate the consequences, and because of concerns about transparency. . . . So why did USDA change its mind?
USDA’s action has had one surprising ripple effect: groups that support the use of animals in biomedical research have become unlikely allies of their longtime adversaries in the animal rights and welfare community. When organizations including the Humane Society of the United States, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and the Animal Welfare Institute condemned the USDA scrubbing, they were joined by Speaking of Research, which defends the use of animals in scientific labs and worries that USDA’s lack of transparency could make the public think that biomedical researchers who work on animals have something to hide.
 

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For a man who doesn't like protests, he sure seems to like to poke the groups of people most likely to protest. The man seems to thrive on negative attention. I guess you have to get it were you can.
Just like any child.

Will the Trump cabal ever do anything not considered reprehensible by the majority of Americans? Oh, that's right, most Americans didn't even vote for him.

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Just like any child.

Will the Trump cabal ever do anything not considered reprehensible by the majority of Americans? Oh, that's right, most Americans didn't even vote for him.

"A society will ultimately be judged by how it treats its animals"--Albert Einstein
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