9/6/2017Ruling halts commercial scooping of Hawaii aquarium fish | WVUE Fox 8
" A Hawaii Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday halts the commercial scooping of reef fish for aquariums until the state reviews the trade's environmental impact."
09/13/2017 BREAKING: Gov. Brown Urged to Veto AB 485 after Consumer Protections Eliminated
A late amendment to the bill exempts pet dealers from 17 of 21 consumer and pet protections that apply to pet store cat and dog purchases. According to PIJAC President Mike Bober, “This amendment codifies what pet professionals across California and the country have been saying since AB 485 was introduced: Pet owners and pet lovers lose out.”
9/1/2017Recent Salmonella Agbeni infections linked to pet turtles according to initial CDC reports | PIJAC
"PIJAC reminds businesses and consumers that federal law prohibits the sale of turtles with a carapace length of under four inches as pets, and that consumers should only purchase pets from reputable pet stores or breeders."