Amelia Island, FL – There was no shortage of applause or “pup-a-razzi” for pet industry leaders at PIJAC’s annual Top2Top Conference for the good deeds and accomplishments made on behalf of family and shelter pets and those who love them.

The June 2014 edition of the PetLetter includes a legislative session review, a focus on recent reptile legislation, and news on the recent pet sale bans showing up across the country.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has identified a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella cotham in humans which is being attributed to Bearded Dragons. At this time, some retailers have suspended the sale of Bearded Dragons temporarily. Follow the link to read the entire Health Alert.

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Top News - Action Required - Federal: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service reopens comment period on proposed listing of 5 large constrictor snakes as injurious. New Jersey: Bill imposing onerous new pet store regulations passes Senate. West Virginia: Will bureaucrats outlaw gerbils, rats, and turtles?


Reasonable people agree that it makes sense for certain animal species to be included as “dangerous wild animals” on the Board’s list—such as bears, primates, and big cats. But it DOESN’T make sense to limit people’s access to companion animals—such as certain kinds of hamsters, monk parakeets, turtles, and sugar gliders—by including them on the “dangerous wild animals” list.