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Apr 18, 2018

On this episode of The PETA Podcast:

PETA has filed suit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture to see Animal Welfare Act records that have been unreasonably withheld. The AWA is the most important statute in the country to protect animals, yet the USDA has managed to minimized its effectiveness. PETA suit hopes to open up the records in order to identify situations where animals have suffered to the point of death. 

Delcianna Winders, PETA VP and deputy general counsel for the PETA Foundation, and visiting professor at Pace University School of Law, speaks with host Emil Guillermo. 

Meanwhile, there's also a victory in Nashville as local authorities there have cited three PetSmart employees for animal cruelty. It comes just days after a PETA investigation exposed how PetSmart managers competed for company bonuses by cutting costs. But they accomplished that by denying animals in the store's inventory food and medical care.

PETA's Dan Paden calls it an historic case for small animals who are devalued by PetSmart and seen as a "gateway purchase" to billions of dollars in pet supplies.

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