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Animal Welfare Reports and Abuse Data Wiped From USDA Website

Animal rights advocates are angry over the United States Department of Agriculture’s sudden decision to remove the publicly available results of inspection reports about animal treatment at research laboratories and private facilities.  

Why did the USDA shut down an online animal abuse database?

An online database containing thousands of records documenting animal abuse in research labs, puppy mills, zoos, and elsewhere suddenly disappeared from the United States Department of Agriculture website on Friday, reportedly because of privacy concerns.

BREAKING: U.S. Government Removes All Animal Welfare Info From Its Site

It just became nearly impossible to know what’s happening to animals in zoos, puppy mills and research laboratories.

Worrying: The USDA Abruptly Removes All Animal Welfare Info From Its Site

This is a big loss for animals in zoos, puppy mills, and research laboratories.

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Congress to GAO: Audit Government Animal Labs

A bipartisan group of influential Congress members led by Reps. Ken Calvert (R-CA) and Dina Titus (D-NV) has submitted a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a first-ever audit of spending.

Politico Influence

The White Coat Waste Project, which wants to stop taxpayer funding on animal experiments, honored Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Reps. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.), Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) and Dina Titus (D-Nev.).


In this episode of the weekly Budget & Tax News podcast, research fellow and managing editor Jesse Hathaway talks with Anthony Bellotti, president of White Coat Waste, a coalition of animal lovers of all political stripes who say government agencies should be more transparent and less wasteful with the lives and well-being of our furry companions.


The White Coat Waste Project is proud to announce the six recipients of our inaugural “Congressional Waste Warrior” awards for the 114th Congress. The prize recognizes Members of Congress who have demonstrated outstanding leadership on critical efforts to expose and stop wasteful spending on unnecessary animal experimentation inside government laboratories. Recent polls show that a majority of Americans oppose animal experiments and want federal spending for them cut.