After an appeal from an industry group, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and senior USDA officials intervened and ordered officials to return the raccoons.

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    08/23/2019 - 2:34 am | View Link
  • Caged raccoons drooled in 100-degree heat. But federal enforcement has faded.
    On the third day, the thermometer hit 100, and 26 raccoons were “in severe heat ... USDA officials at internal meetings as an example of the new philosophy of animal welfare protection under the Trump ...
    08/22/2019 - 9:30 am | View Link
  • A federal agency seized raccoons caged during 100-degree heat. Then senior Trump officials stepped in.
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