WASHINGTON, DC - The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) and the Pet Leadership Council (PLC) delivered the important message that pets are vital to our health and well-being to members of Congress and their staff last night at Pet Night on Capitol Hill.
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HILO, HI - "The applicant, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, said Thursday it is reviewing DLNR's determination and considering its next steps."
COLUMBUS, OH - House Bill 506 establishes standards for dog breeders in Ohio and places stricter regulations on “high-volume breeders.” Local breeders and retailers interviewed expressed mixed feelings about the new law, some of which originated from misinformation about the bill’s contents. - Toledo Blade
COLUMBUS, OH - “One of the agreements that came out of this was [the Humane Society of the United States] would pull their ballot issue off not only this year but they would stay away for 10 years.” - Toledo Blade
Your online shopping addiction may soon set you back even more as the U.S. Supreme Court this week will hear the case against retailers that have not been collecting sales tax from customers. - New York Post
The CDC has issued an outbreak alert The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday issued an icky warning about pet guinea pigs: they may be spreading salmonella. - Time.com.
AIEA, OAHU - On Friday, the First Circuit Court -- sitting as the Environmental Court -- ruled that any and all existing aquarium fish permits issued to commercial collectors to date are illegal and invalid. - Hawaii News Now
PHOENIX - "An Arizona lawmaker will be making another push in 2018 for a bill that would create a public animal abuse registry where someone with a felony conviction of animal cruelty would be listed." - from Tucscon.com
CAMBRIDGE, MA - “Unfortunately, this ordinance does nothing to address breeding practices and, instead, penalizes retailers whose commitment to animal welfare — and support for local shelters and rescues across the country — is widely recognized by both for-profit and nonprofit sectors of pet care professionals,” Bober said in a statement. - from Boston Globe
ARLINGTON COUNTY, VA - "Those who violate Arlington’s still-a-work-in-progress ban on exotic pets would face fines of $250 – per day – that they are out of compliance, according to a revised proposal forwarded by staff to the County Board." - from InsideNova