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USDA Animal Abuse Records Removal

Mar 9, 2017
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture shut down a portal containing records of animal abuse in early February. a few of the records have been re-released to the public, but most remain unobtainable unless accessed by a Freedom of Information Act request, which can be extremely costly and take up to years to be completed.

Today we'll discuss the impact this may have on journalism and animal rights activism with a panel of guests.

Guests:

Two of the most influential groups in the food industry are asking companies to change those pesky "expiration" or "sell by" labels on packaged food.

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