In a statement issued today, Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) praised New Jersey Governor Christie for his conditional veto of Senate Bill 3041. S3041 would have threatened the sale of dogs and cats by reputable breeders and retailers, and put the government between pets and pet owners.
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According to the American Humane Association, one in three pets become lost in their lifetime, and over 10 million dogs and cats become lost or stolen every year. While identification tags are a popular way to ensure pets have a way of getting home, they simply aren’t enough.
ANNAPOLIS – “With the stroke of a pen and a wag of a tail, Hogan pumped up financial support and standards for shelters and increased oversight on breeders.” from CBS Baltimore
According to a growing body of research, the human-animal bond provides demonstrable health benefits for both people and pets. This is especially true for people who use therapy animals – which is why April 30 has been honored as National Therapy Animal Day.
This Friday is Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day! While some people may not think the wrinkly faces, stocky build, and slobbery mouth match their idea of the peak of physical specimen,...
For years, the responsible pet industry has been engaging, often pro-actively, with lawmakers to help them understand what ethical retailers and breeders do for pets and pet owners. Those efforts recently helped lead to industry-supported measures becoming law in Virginia, as well as forward movement on animal shelter regulations in Connecticut.
PIJAC released the following statement as the California Assembly Committee on Business and Professions prepared for today’s hearing on Assembly Bill 485, known as the Pet Rescue & Adoption Act
Since this sort of “Freaky Friday” swap only happens in Hollywood, let’s look at the reality of pet ownership – yes, it’s fun to have a beloved companion animal. But ownership also requires a deliberate awareness of the responsibilities we have for our pets.
Legislators chose to empower ethical businesses and focus the state’s oversight, investigative, and enforcement powers on bad actors.
by: Courtney Hogan
For nearly eight months, PIJAC has led an industry-wide effort to formalize animal care standards for small mammals, reptiles, and birds. The standards were the topic of a...