Mystery of Trump’s nomination of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — For horses a lot hangs on who is eventually appointed as Secretary of Agriculture. Former George Governor Sonny Perdue was reportedly nominated but confirmation hearings still have not been set. So Perdue remains unconfirmed. Although not a food animal in the US, the person appointed to head up the Agricultural Department will… Continue reading Mystery of Trump’s nomination of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture

Federal legislators plan bills to restore USDA’s animal welfare records including soring

WASHINGTON, DC – Oregon’s Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR] (above left) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer  [D-3-OR] (above right) plan to introduce bills to require the U.S. Department of Agriculture to restore records of animal welfare inspections, removed last month, to its web page. The department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service database went dark shortly after the… Continue reading Federal legislators plan bills to restore USDA’s animal welfare records including soring

Trump Administration removing animal abuse records from USDA website including soring

The beginning of the end of animal protection and welfare under Trump warned about by many is appearing. Here are three sources on the Trump Administration's recent move to hide the records of animal abusers by removing them from the USDA website. This is supposedly being done to protect the abusers' rights as individuals. Not surprisingly… Continue reading Trump Administration removing animal abuse records from USDA website including soring

Trump removes Rule aimed at ending the inhumane practice of horse soring

WASHINGTON, DC — In a nightmare move for horse advocates Trump axed a Federal Rule aimed at ending the inhumane practice of horse soring. The Rule was removed just hours before it was to be published in the Federal Register. On January 13, 2017 the The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service… Continue reading Trump removes Rule aimed at ending the inhumane practice of horse soring

Final horse soring rule could lead to legal action

WASHINGTON, DC — On January 13, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced a final rule that strengthens the Horse Protection Act (HPA) and safeguards horses from the practice of soring. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the new amendments to the Horse Protection Act make… Continue reading Final horse soring rule could lead to legal action

Trump picks Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to head up Agriculture

WASHINGTON, DC — President-elect Donald Trump selected former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to lead the Department of Agriculture. Perdue, 70, served on Trump's agricultural advisory committee during his presidential campaign. His nomination, which must be confirmed by the Republican-led Senate, will complete Trump's proposed cabinet just two days before he is sworn in as president… Continue reading Trump picks Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to head up Agriculture