Menendez says removal of USDA records enables animal abuse

Menendez says removal of USDA records enables animal abuse


By:  Steve Strunsky
NJ Advance Media


U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez
will join with animal welfare advocates on Monday to oppose the removal of animal handling records from a federal website - a move they say will allow puppy mills and other animal abusers to go undetected.

Menendez and animal welfare advocates will discuss initiatives intended to offset the move. An advisory by Menendez mentioned, "the Trump Administration's purging of vital information from government websites, including data and inspection reports on breeders who abuse their animals."

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