The USDA took down its public database of violations of the Animal Welfare Act, which was used to hold organizations that use animals accountable. You can help get it back.
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The government shutdown isn’t just having an impact on people; several agencies have shut down that monitor animal welfare and various regulations have been suspended.
New regulations will make online pet breeders apply for federal licenses and subject them to the same government oversight as other commercial pet breeders.