News & Media

26Jan

"The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports the commuter rail service's advisory group on Friday approved a proposal permitting small pets in enclosed carriers on the Rock Island line. Metra's board of director is expected to vote on the proposal in February." - from nbcchicago.com

26Jan

Animal Planet’s popular Puppy Bowl, now in its 11th year, will run opposite the big game; 13.5 million of us tuned in last year to watch hours of puppies playing... All hype aside, TV commercials shown during the big game are a powerful reminder of the many choices we have as American consumers and, this year at least, what our canine companions mean to us.

23Jan

"Mike Bober, the executive vice president of PIJAC, also said the bill takes away from pet choice because many of those small breeders specialize in animals with certain temperaments or hypoallergenic qualities. He pointed to President Obama’s two Portuguese Water Dogs, Sunny and Bo, who were chosen because of family allergies." - from msnbc.com

22Jan

"With most states’ legislatures expected to consider thousands of bills before they adjourn, and more than 6,500 bills “pre-filed” for 2015 by the beginning of December, it is safe to say this January will kick off a busy new year. The amount of legislation aimed at the pet industry is increasing steadily; we could see as many as 1,000 bills with the potential to affect pet retailers’ bottom line over the next two years." - from PetBusiness.com

22Jan

"With most states’ legislatures expected to consider thousands of bills before they adjourn, and more than 6,500 bills “pre-filed” for 2015 by the beginning of December, it is safe to say this January will kick off a busy new year. The amount of legislation aimed at the pet industry is increasing steadily; we could see as many as 1,000 bills with the potential to affect pet retailers’ bottom line over the next two years." - from PetBusiness.com

21Jan

"Marijuana dispensaries, an aquarium fishing ban, reforming the public hospital system, reapportionment, land use and hunting laws and creating pesticide buffer zones are among West Hawaii state legislators’ list of priorities." - from WestHawaiiToday.com

20Jan

"The new resolution directed the city's lobbyists to get behind the efforts "to pursue stricter laws…governing the wholesale pet trade" in the U.S. Congress and Florida Legislature." - from sun-sentinel.com

16Jan

"The most bizarre job-killing bill may be a proposal from Rep. Kimberly Monaghan of Cape Elizabeth: she wants to bar pet stores from selling dogs and cats. Regardless of whether this is a misguided attempt to boost adoptions or she has some other justification, this would undoubtedly cost pet stores a lot of business." - from red207.bangordailynews.com