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The U.S. Government Is Helping Puppy Mills Hide Cruelty Now

The fight to save dogs and puppies in puppy mills just suffered a major setback, after information relating to the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) previously made available online disappeared from a government site on Friday. Inspections reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) -…Read more

This New Scam Is Tricking People Into Buying Puppy Mill Dogs

When people buy dogs from Hobo K-9 Rescue, they think they’ve adopted a genuine rescue dog — after all, the group is a registered nonprofit and buyers are told they’re saving these dogs. But in reality, these dogs aren’t rescues at all. Instead, they come…Read more

More groups sue to force USDA to restore online animal welfare records

February 22, 2017 Publication: More groups sue to force USDA to restore online animal welfare records Summary: The following article mentions CAPS as one of the animal welfare groups involved in coalitions that sued the USDA after the removal of tens of thousands of animal…Read more

U.S. court rejects bid to overturn NYC law on sale of dogs, cats

March 2, 2017 Publication: Reuters Summary: A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected a bid to overturn a New York City law imposing tough restrictions on the sale of dogs and cats. Read the article ...Read more


February 23, 2017 Publication: Global Animal  Summary: On 22 February, another coalition of animal welfare groups sued USDA to force reposting of the documents. Like organizations that sued the agency last week , the groups—the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), the Companion Animal Protection Society, Stop…Read more

Coalition of Animal Protection Organizations Sues USDA for Animal Welfare Blackout

February 22, 2017 Publication: Animal Legal Defense Fund Summary: Companion Animal Protection Society is part of a coalition of animal protection organizations that is suing the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for removing tens of thousands of animal welfare records from the agency’s website.…Read more

U.S. Government Gets Sued For Hiding Animal Welfare Records

February 13, 2017 Publication: The Dodo  Summary: People are trying to make sure no one gets away with hurting animals — and a lawsuit filed Monday against a U.S. government agency is fighting back against the sudden purging of animal welfare informationfrom a government website. Read the article ...Read more

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