03/28/2016Spay/neuter mandate approved in Indiana | examiner.com

"Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed into law March 24 a bill to require animal shelters and rescue groups to spay/neuter cats and dogs before adoption."

01/07/2016PIJAC Expresses Concern, Optimism Over Ordinance Outlawing the Sale of Pets in Las Vegas, Nevada

"WASHINGTON, DC – In a statement issued today, PIJAC President and CEO Mike Bober responded to Las Vegas City Council’s vote narrowly approving a proposed ordinance outlawing the retail sale of puppies, kittens and potbellied pigs"

PIJAC Recommends an Immediate Temporary Moratorium on the Importation of Firebelly and Paddletail Newts | PIJAC

"U.S. – The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) is recommending that all exporters, shippers, importers and buyers of Cynops orientalis (Firebelly) and Pachytriton labiatus (Paddletail) newts immediately establish a voluntary moratorium on importing them into the United States."

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A pet sale ban in Hollywood, Florida hurts animal welfare and would also curtail consumers’ ability to find the right pet for their lifestyle and would close Puppy Palace—the town’s well-regulated, family-owned boutique pet store that has served area residents and contributed tax revenue.


04/25/2016 UPDATE: We need your help now to drum up support for an important amendment to SB228 from Sen. Clark Chapin. This amendment would remove Section 1 from the bill relating to non-economic damages and the State Senators listed below need to hear from you.


04/14/2016 UPDATE: Both the House and the Senate accepted the unfavorable report of the Joint Appropriations & Financial Affairs Committee meaning H.P. 759 is dead for this legislative session. H.P. 759 carried over from 2015 to the 2016 session and on April 12th was referred to the Joint Committee on Appropriations & Financial Affairs for further consideration. As the Maine Legislature is tentatively set to adjourn its 2015-16 legislative session on April 20th, this bill could be acted on at any time. Before these elected officials make their decision, let them know that you oppose this tax!

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