USDA Posts Additional Animal Welfare Act Compliance Information
Friday, March 3, 2017
Today, we are posting inspection reports for certain exhibitors, breeders and brokers regulated under the Animal Welfare Act. These reports are part of our comprehensive review of the documents we removed from our website in early February, and they are in the same redacted form as before.
To conduct the review, we took the USDA Animal Care Search Tool (the agency’s searchable database) off line. As announced on Feb. 7, 2017, we will continue to review records and determine which information is appropriate for reposting. It may be several weeks before we can issue our next update.
We remain committed to ensuring the welfare of the animals we regulate. Please know that we continue to carry out the critical, day-to-day work of ensuring the humane treatment of these vulnerable animals by conducting unannounced inspections, pre-compliance visits, horse protection inspections and other activities.
The reposted information can be found on our website, here. In addition, some enforcement records (such as initial decisions and orders, default decisions and consent decisions) will continue to be available on the website of USDA’s Office of Administrative Law Judges, here.