Due in part to aggressive efforts by Connecticut pet shops to educate legislators in the state, a proposed amendment to ban the sale of puppies was rejected on the floor of the House of Representatives. Instead, House Bill 5027 was amended to create a task force that will review concerns about sources of puppies and make recommendations for legislative action during the 2014 session. That bill successfully passed the legislature, as did Senate Bill 326, establishing requirements for animal importers. Both will now go to the Governor for signature.
Issue Update - New York: 7 pieces of legislation that could affect pet dealers in the state. Topics range from hearings for revoking pet dealer licenses, definition of a pet dealer, animal abuser registry, and care and breeding standards.
Topics in this edition of PIJAC's PetLetter include the LDF, "wild" or "exotic" animal legislation, PIJAC's new website, The Pet Effect, PIJAC Avian Care Certifications, and What attendees thought about the Top2Top.
Washington, DC – The first annual PIJAC Awards Ceremony was held at the 2013 Top2Top Conference in Napa, California. The PIJAC Awards honor leaders nationwide for their contributions to foster the pet industry.