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Top News - Action Required - Federal: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service reopens comment period on proposed listing of 5 large constrictor snakes as injurious. New Jersey: Bill imposing onerous new pet store regulations passes Senate. West Virginia: Will bureaucrats outlaw gerbils, rats, and turtles?


The June 2014 edition of the PetLetter includes a legislative session review, focus on reptile legislation, and news on the recent pet sale bans showing up across the country.


There was no shortage of applause or “pup-a-razzi” for pet industry leaders at PIJAC’s (Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council) annual Top2Top Conference for the good deeds and accomplishments made on behalf of family and shelter pets and those who love them.


Washington, DC – PIJAC (The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council) is pleased to announce the election of two new Board Members, Joe Watson of Petland, Inc. and John Mack of Reptiles by Mack. Watson and Mack were unanimously elected at the March 11th Board Meeting.

Top News - Action Required - Connecticut: Misguided amendments are a bad idea for local businesses, animal welfare and consumers in Connecticut. Florida (Sarasota County): Choosing a pet from a Sarasota County pet store should not be made illegal. Illinois: Will Illinois pet store employees and animal shelter volunteers have to confront dangerous animal abusers?

“Unfortunately, pet grooming, boarding, sitting and walking are easy targets for politicians looking for ways to increase their diminishing budgets. Taxing dog owners who only want to take care of their pets is totally unjustified,” says Ken Oh. “Attorneys and accountants aren’t subject to a service tax – why are pet services?”


When you entrust animals to reputable pet stores that care about their animals like an extended family, you ensure that there are regulations, veterinary care and consumer protections in place.