According to a growing body of research, the human-animal bond provides demonstrable health benefits for both people and pets. This is especially true for people who use therapy animals – which is why April 30 has been honored as National Therapy Animal Day.
3/2/2017Proposed bill to limit aquarium fish collecting advances | KITV4 ABC
"According to Rep. Ing, the measure is based off input gathered from three-years of work on the aquarium trade issue."
02/08/2017 PIJAC Statement on USDA Breeder Information Policy Change
"PIJAC is responding to a major policy change by USDA last week to remove inspection reports and other documents including personal information, such as 'regulatory correspondence, research facility annual reports, and enforcement records that have not received final adjudication' from their website."
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."