PIJAC

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.

10Feb

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. 

30Nov

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.

14Nov

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. 

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