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FOIA News: PETA Can't Snag Primate Exporter Names

FOIA News (2015-16)Kevin SchmidtComment

PETA Can't Snag Primate Exporter Names

By Rose Bouboushian, Courthouse News Service, August 22, 2016

A federal judge ruled that PETA can obtain the names of primate species imported to the United States for what it calls "painful and terrifying experiments," but not the names of exporters or airlines.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in May 2014.

PETA sought all records submitted to the agency on prevention of the introduction, transmission, and spread of communicable diseases from nonhuman primates imported into the United States since May 2013.

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