On Tuesday, a coalition of New Jersey pet retailers condemned Just Pups’ frequent abuse of animals and violations of state and federal laws. As reported by The Daily Record, the six state-based businesses and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) said that accusations against Just Pups owner Vincent Losacco was “are extremely disturbing” and that Losacco and others who abuse animals “do not reflect the true pet-retailer industry, which cares both for and about pets, and aims to provide pets loving homes.”
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The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) is responding to a major policy change by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week to remove inspection reports and other documents including personal information, such as “regulatory correspondence, research facility annual reports, and enforcement records that have not received final adjudication” from their website.
The U.S. pet industry is paws down--and fins, claws, scales, and wings down--an important and significant contributor to the U.S economy as evidenced by the findings of a recently announced study at the Pet Industry Leadership Conference on the economic impact of the U.S. pet industry.
TRENTON - "Singleton has said the registry would act as a deterrent against animal abuse, and would also help animal organizations screen prospective employees or individuals looking to adopt animals." from Burlington County Times
From January 30 to February 2, PIJAC and hundreds of other leading groups and individuals will gather at the second annual Pet Industry Leadership Conference (PILC) in Laguna Beach, California, to arm the pet industry for a successful 2017.
GROVE CITY - "That decision came just days after Gov. John Kasich signed a law that will override the source of the confrontation — a new Grove City law that would have restricted where the national pet store chain's Grove City store could purchase its dogs. The Grove City law was set to become effective Sunday." - Columbus Dispatch
In a statement issued today, Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) President and CEO Mike Bober responded to the passing of Ohio SB331, to create consistent state-level regulations concerning buying...
PORTLAND - A list of permissible exotics pets will be updated, and owners fear too many people with little experience will make the decisions. - From Portland Press Herald
MUNDELEIN - Mundelein’s Village Board voted Monday to require pet shops to disclose the origin of their animals, a step back from a plan discussed last month that would have banned so-called puppy mill sales. - from Chigago Tribune