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18 08, 2017

U.S. Government Reinstates Database of Kennel Inspection Reports

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a press release this afternoon announcing the reinstatement of its searchable online database that includes inspection reports for commercial dog-breeding kennels. Reinstatement of the database follows months' worth of public outcry. A diverse spread of individuals ranging from animal-welfare advocates to pet-store executives have said the previously available database should [...]

6 02, 2017

Petland and HSUS Act to Reverse USDA Database Decision

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When the pet-store chain Petland and the Humane Society of the United States---frequent opponents on legislative actions---are both on the same page and crying foul, you know we have entered new territory concerning the welfare of dogs. Both Petland and HSUS today stated that they are calling upon the U.S. Department of Agriculture to amend or [...]

4 02, 2017

Federal Agency Removes Key Consumer Tool for Evaluating Dog Breeders

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At 1 p.m. today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture posted this notice on the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) section of its website. The notice explains that from now on, it will be much harder for consumers and others to review government inspection reports about dog breeders that previously had been available online in a simple [...]