As a result of a Federal Court of Appeals Decision that was issued on
February 4, 2014, the HSUS may request and receive, under the Freedom of
Information Act, the personal and financial information that is submitted
annually to APHIS by Licensed Breeders, as well as the same
personal and financial information listed on the Licensing Applications
submitted by Hobby Breeders who either decide or are required to apply for a
USDA License. And yes, the HSUS may and are expected to request all such
information under the Freedom of Information Act with respect
to every USDA Licensed Breeder throughout the entire U.S.
And why do you
suppose the HSUS wants this information?!?