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Deleted APHIS Annual Reports From Animal-Experimentation Facilities

Follow up to posting this week – Animal welfare information wiped from USDA website – via the MemoryHole – Russ Kick – “On February 3, 2017, with absolutely no warning, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) deleted its database of reports concerning animal welfare at zoos, circuses, aquariums, puppy mills, etc., as well as their archive of annual reports filed by facilities that experiment on animals. (They’ve left cumulative statistics for recent years, but all reports from individual facilities are gone.) This move instantly condemned an untold number of animals to suffering and death in secrecy. In July 2016, I downloaded a number of big files from the APHIS website, containing thousands of annual reports filed by animal experimentation facilities from 1999 to 2007. These facilities include corporations, universities, military installations, and federal government labs. Those files were among the huge number of deletions…”

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