Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

USDA Restores Partial Animal Welfare Records

February 17, 2017
Press Release

Actions Follow U.S. Rep. McSally-Led Bipartisan Letter with 101 Signers

TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) re-posted a batch of documents related to animal welfare inspections. The actions follow a letter sent by Rep. McSally this week calling on USDA to restore all animal welfare inspection reports after they were removed abruptly from a government website on February 3.

“This is an encouraging sign, and I commend USDA for taking steps to restore transparency,” said Rep. McSally. “The inhumane treatment of animals serves no place in our society. I will continue to work with my colleagues from both sides of the aisle to see all records re-posted online where they can be available again to the public.”

Rep. McSally’s bipartisan letter, sent on Tuesday, was signed by 101 House members (including Rep. McSally).