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Animal Cruelty Secrecy: Less Transparency in USDA Under Trump

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the USDA inspects puppy mills, traveling animal acts, animal testing labs, roadside zoos, etc. for violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and Horse Protection Act (HPA).  The USDA inspects over 9,000 licensed facilities with animals in the U.S., almost 150 of which are in Michigan.  Under the Trump Administration, many…