Blumenauer Statement on USDA Step to Restore Vital Animal Welfare Data

February 17, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Following a bipartisan letter to Donald Trump led by Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Co-Chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that the agency is restoring some animal welfare data that was taken off its website earlier this month.

Blumenauer released the following statement:

“While I'm glad USDA is starting the process of restoring some information online, there is no excuse for the agency’s abrupt actions to reduce transparency and prevent Americans from knowing about animal abuse. I call on the agency to do the right thing and restore the remaining information so that animal abusers are held accountable for their actions.”