RISE FOR ANIMALS, et al. v. TOM VILSACK, et al.
Rise for Animals and the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a motion for summary judgment and brief in their case challenging a secret U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, discovered in records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, scaling back inspections of certain animal testing facilities in violation of the federal Animal Welfare Act. The plaintiffs are represented by the Harvard Animal Law & Policy Clinic which unearthed the secret USDA policy during discovery.
[To accompany Case Law Update "Advocacy Groups Seek MSJ in Case Challenging USDA’s Secret Policy Scaling Back AWA Inspections of Certain Animal Testing Facilities” from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 185]