USDA Confirms COVID-19 in Two Domestic Cats

USDA Confirms COVID-19 in Two Domestic Cats

ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE OF HUMAN-TO-ANIMAL TRANSMISSION by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 22, 2020) — A press release early Wednesday afternoon announced the discovery by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the virus which causes COVID-19 in two domestic cats residing in different parts of New York State. […]

USDA Releases Documents to Horse-Welfare Activist, Ending First Amendment Lawsuit

USDA Releases Documents to Horse-Welfare Activist, Ending First Amendment Lawsuit

“THIS IS AS BAD AS IT GETS” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 25, 2018) — On March 21, 2018, horse-welfare activist Clant M. Seay announced on his BillyGoBoy.com website that documents he had sought from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request last September were made available to him […]

Horse-Welfare Activist Sues USDA

Horse-Welfare Activist Sues USDA

FOR REFUSAL TO RELEASE DOCUMENTS UNDER FOIA by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 5, 2018) — A federal lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its refusal to release documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to an animal-welfare activist seeking specifics on the alleged violations of the Horse Protection Act (HPA) […]

USDA Issues Permit for Santa’s Reindeer

USDA Issues Permit for Santa’s Reindeer

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service sent this bulletin at 12/22/2017 03:11 PM EST from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), ©2017 (Dec. 22, 2017) — WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today issued a movement permit to Mr. S. Claus of […]

Petition to Publish New Rule on Horse Protection Surpasses 81,000 Signatures

Petition to Publish New Rule on Horse Protection Surpasses 81,000 Signatures

WILL THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TAKE ACTION? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 14, 2017) — An animal welfare petition launched at change.org on January 21 directed to the president and four other “decision-makers” has garnered more than 81,000 signatures as of press time. On Tuesday morning, the count showed 66,000+ signatures.  It is possible that some are […]

“National Celebration” CEO Responds to The Post & Email on Horse Soring

“National Celebration” CEO Responds to The Post & Email on Horse Soring

CLAIMS EVENT “VOLUNTARILY EXCEEDS” FEDERAL LAW’S INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 24, 2016) — On Saturday morning, The Post & Email received a response from “National Celebration” CEO Mike Inman to our inquiry of Thursday as to whether or not all horses participating in the event are inspected for signs of abuse, including “soring,” […]

Does Tennessee Really Oppose the Soring of Horses?

Does Tennessee Really Oppose the Soring of Horses?

STATE OFFICIAL SAYS “YES,” BUT PHOTOS MAY TELL A DIFFERENT STORY by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 22, 2016) — On Thursday, The Post & Email contacted the National Celebration, an annual Tennessee Walking Horse show which takes place at the end of the summer, to ask whether or not inspectors are routinely on hand to determine […]

The Post & Email Contacts the Trump Transition Team about “Big Lick” Horse Cruelty

The Post & Email Contacts the Trump Transition Team about “Big Lick” Horse Cruelty

DOES “BUSINESS” OUTWEIGH SUFFERING? by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 20, 2016) — On Tuesday morning at 9:09 AM EST, the following message was sent through the Trump transition team website, greatagain.gov: Good morning. I have contacted you before on the topic of government corruption to which my newspaper, The Post & Email, has been dedicated to […]