9/6/2017Ruling halts commercial scooping of Hawaii aquarium fish | WVUE Fox 8

" A Hawaii Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday halts the commercial scooping of reef fish for aquariums until the state reviews the trade's environmental impact."

09/13/2017 BREAKING: Gov. Brown Urged to Veto AB 485 after Consumer Protections Eliminated

A late amendment to the bill exempts pet dealers from 17 of 21 consumer and pet protections that apply to pet store cat and dog purchases. According to PIJAC President Mike Bober, “This amendment codifies what pet professionals across California and the country have been saying since AB 485 was introduced: Pet owners and pet lovers lose out.”

9/1/2017Recent Salmonella Agbeni infections linked to pet turtles according to initial CDC reports | PIJAC

"PIJAC reminds businesses and consumers that federal law prohibits the sale of turtles with a carapace length of under four inches as pets, and that consumers should only purchase pets from reputable pet stores or breeders."

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The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) is urging California Governor Jerry Brown to veto Assembly Bill 485. AB 485 is a statewide ban on the sale of non-rescue, non-shelter dogs, cats, and rabbits from pet stores that passed the state Senate on Tuesday and was approved by the Assembly today.
All pet professionals who care for and about the welfare of these companion animals work hard so responsible pet owners have access to healthy companion animals. The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) has recently released comprehensive care, transport, and biosecurity standards for small animal breeders and distributors who will make this important goal more attainable.


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