Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC)

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Leading Companion Animal Advocacy Group Condemns Misleading Rescue, Shelter Practices Uncovered by The Washington Post ALEXANDRIA, VA— A leading companion animal advocacy group representing pet owners and pet care professionals called for federal and state authorities to address the practices of 86 rescues and shelters uncovered by a Washington...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Dustin Siggins (202) 452-1525 x1080 Dustin@pijac.org PIJAC reinstates six annual awards, honors at annual meeting ORLANDO, FLORIDA—The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) honored six of its members as standouts in the North American responsible pet trade at its annual meeting, held to coincide with the...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALEXANDRIA, VA — Hawaii fishers are joining with a national animal welfare advocacy organization to urge the Hawaii Senate to halt a bill that would ban ornamental fishing. “Hawaii Senate Bill 2003 will close one of, if not the, most responsible fisheries in the world,” said Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) Vice...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC –The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) announced today that former U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Senior Advisor Savonne Caughey has been hired as PIJAC’s new Director of Government Affairs. “We’re excited to bring on a seasoned professional for PIJAC’s federal and state advocacy efforts on...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC –The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) announced today that former U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Senior Advisor Savonne Caughey has been hired as PIJAC’s new Director of Government Affairs. “We’re excited to bring on a seasoned professional for PIJAC’s federal and state advocacy efforts on...

PIJAC board members, committee co-chairs urge donations to stop activist attacks FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALEXANDRIA, VA — Court decisions could close the Hawaii ornamental fishing industry. Detecting the illegal use of cyanide in fishing is being studied. And state-level aquatics and invasive species issues are being tackled by lawmakers and the...

A national pet care association says Massachusetts lawmakers should pay close attention to the projected closure of Cambridge, Massachusetts’ Petco store. The closure comes shortly after testimony provided to the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government by Cambridge Vice-Mayor Marc McGovern in which McGovern claimed Petco planned...

Two of America’s largest pet care associations, a California breeder association, and a California pet store owner said California Governor Jerry Brown put small businesses at risk this week with his signature of Assembly Bill 485. AB 485 implements a statewide ban on the sale of non-rescue, non-shelter dogs, cats, and rabbits from pet...

Did you know that California AB 485 would exempt pet stores from 17 of 21 consumer and pet protections that have been in place for 20 years?Click the infographic below for a full sized version and follow this link to learn more about what Californians can do.Note: This image is the property of Zoo Med Laboratories

PIJAC Note: The following blog post was originally published on Pet Product News.
How the set of small-animal care standards, set by PIJAC and industry professionals, will impact animals and their caretakers.By Courtney HoganMore than 12 million U.S. homes have small animals, which includes birds, small mammals and reptiles, according to the...