Pet Alerts & Issue Updates
PetAlerts are actionable items that require your immediate attention. With PetAlerts, we will ask you to take specific action; call or email a legislator, attend a hearing, or submit comments.
Issue Updates are brief summaries that replace the legalese found commonly in legislative summaries. These will keep you informed of legislative and regulatory issues important to you.
House Bill 6054 seeks to amend Title 4 (Animal Husbandry), Chapter 19 (Animal Care) of RI General Laws to define “pet grooming facilities” and require that they be...
Senate Bill 1270 seeks to amend Florida Statutes by specifying liability and providing for compensatory, non-economic damages for the injury or death of a pet.
The bill is set...
Notice of Public Hearing
IL HB 2824 To Be Heard in Committee on March 8th –
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Since the abrupt removal of breeder inspection information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) website, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) and the pet industry have been scrambling to determine what its impact will be on the pet trade and what information the USDA will ultimately be providing to the public. In order to express industry concerns and to clarify USDA’s anticipated path forward, PIJAC met with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) leadership in Washington, DC.
ISSUE UPDATE: PIJAC supports the intent of this legislation to create a Companion Animal Surgical Sterilization Fund; however we oppose funding it with a surcharge on pet food. The cost of this surcharge could result in price increases which would disproportionately burden lower-income pet owners.
The Center for Biological Diversity is suing to get the “Declared Value of Wildlife” and “Foreign Importer/Exporter” information on all animals imported into the United States. The Fish and Wildlife Service is taking comments from affected parties until December 16th on whether or not to release the information. We need those impacted to send comments. Although the issue at hand is similar, this is a different lawsuit than Humane Society Int’l v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife.
Humane Society International is suing to get the “Declared Value of Wildlife” and “Foreign Importer/Exporter” information on all animals imported into the United States. The Fish and Wildlife Service is taking comments from affected parties until November 22nd on whether or not to release the information. We need those impacted to send comments to the FWS on this matter before the deadline.
Alert: Ask the Suffolk County Executive Not to Sign Newly-Adopted Pet Dealer Law Amendments!
On October 5th, the Suffolk County Legislature unanimously adopted Introductory Resolution No. 1761...
On October 5th, the Suffolk County Legislature unanimously adopted Introductory Resolution No. 1761, which amends the Pet Dealer Law it passed in 2014 (Local Law 16-2014).
IR-1761 shall take effect...