Since at least 2010, if you wanted to make sure you were buying a dog from a reputable breeder, you could search for the breeder on the USDA’s website, which listed known animal abusers, including puppy mills.
Inexplicably, this information has been removed from the site. Their suggestion is that you instead file a request under the Freedom of Information Act, which could take years before you get a response.
Please join me in asking the Trump administration to restore this information to make it easy to access. Sign the petition.
Learn more about the issue on ScienceMag.org.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!