USDA removes online database that included animal abuse; activists cry foul

USDA removes online database that included animal abuse; activists cry foul

The United States Department of Agriculture shut down an online database Friday that included information about animals mistreated, injured and killed. The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) cited privacy concerns in removing the documents, but one animal welfare activist said he believes the department is caving to pressure from groups that didn't like the information being so easily accessible.

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