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Government shutdown hurts animals, too
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.
USDA to crack down on online puppy mill and kitten factory sales
New regulations will make online pet breeders apply for federal licenses and subject them to the same government oversight as other commercial pet breeders.
USDA plan could mean change for dogs sold over Internet
Unscrupulous breeders may soon be subject to federal inspection — and have a tougher time selling animals online — thanks to new regulations proposed by the USDA.