07 Feb
  • By Dan Kon
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APHIS

Recently a branch of the USDA in charge of monitoring inspections of facilities, monitoring of animal health and disease, and agricultural inspection of imports and exports to ensure safety from parasites and invasive species removed information about facilities which was previously made available to the public. The branch known as APHIS, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, was an important tool which the public could use to monitor potential facility inspections including wildlife rehabilitation facilities and zoos and aquariums who frequently work with FWC to rehabilitate wildlife. While this is an inconvenience, you can still request this information via the Freedom of Information Act. Here’s a link directly from the APHIS page explaining how you can submit it. Feel free to share.
https://www.aphis.usda.gov/…/ct_how_to_submit_a_foia_request