News & Media

24Nov

"CEDAR FALLS -- The community may join representatives of the Iowa Federation of Humane Societies for a preview of animal welfare issues expected to be considered by the Iowa Legislature during its 2015 session." - from wcfcourier.com

24Nov

"According to a post-event survey about the 2014 edition of the conference, more than 94 percent of attendees had their expectations met or exceeded. Additionally, 96 percent of respondents felt that the annual Top2Top Conference benefits the pet industry." - from petbusiness.com

21Nov

"Provisions buried in catch-all agriculture legislation being considered by the General Assembly would weaken Ohio’s “puppy mill” law that took effect only 11 months ago, animal-advocacy groups say." - from dispatch.com

21Nov

A recent editorial in the Sacramento Bee (“A Dangerous Dogs Act of 2015?” Nov. 8) called on the California State Assembly to propose a law to allow cities and counties to restrict specific dog breeds “up to and including outright bans.” People should absolutely be safe from harm and protected from violent animals. However, this is an issue that deserves to be addressed thoughtfully, rather than with knee-jerk legislation.

20Nov

"The ban on amphibians and reptiles, such as having a classroom turtle, will affect programs with children under age 5, the agency said. The rules cite the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says the animals carry the risk of salmonella." - from pressconnects.com

19Nov

"Following a wave of testimony supporting new regulations on aquarium collectors, a County Council committee Tuesday postponed action, saying more scientific information is needed before a bill is implemented." - from hawaiitribune-herald.com

18Nov

"A perennial battle between aquarium fish collectors and conservationists will be played out in County Council chambers today, as a council committee takes up a measure regulating the transport of fish off-island." - from hawaiitribune-herald.com

17Nov

From the moment I walked onto the show floor at Aquatic Experience on Saturday morning, I found myself surrounded by excited families with smiling children marveling at all of the exhibits. It’s no wonder considering it was a bustling hall featuring everything for the aquatics enthusiast.

13Nov

"The Associated Dog Clubs of New York State and dozens of other canine and feline clubs brought the federal complaint in Washington last year upset over new regulations of online pet retailers enacted by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, APHIS, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture." - from courthousenews.com

12Nov

"New York's attorney general is offering advice to localities on drafting new laws governing pet stores and breeders. Municipalities were authorized this year to set more stringent requirements for protecting pets and buyers than the state has." - from WFUV.org