News & Media

29Jan

"The kole tang — the second most popular aquarium fish — has also rebounded 49 percent... The data is based on 16 years of surveys and monitoring by the West Hawaii Aquarium Project and related efforts, including 6,700 transects — or sample areas — by 70 survey divers." - from westhawaiitoday.com

28Jan

"City officials say Roeland Park now joins the majority of Johnson County cities that have made moves to keep breed specific laws out of their animal ordinances." - from kctv5.com

26Jan

"The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports the commuter rail service's advisory group on Friday approved a proposal permitting small pets in enclosed carriers on the Rock Island line. Metra's board of director is expected to vote on the proposal in February." - from nbcchicago.com

26Jan

Animal Planet’s popular Puppy Bowl, now in its 11th year, will run opposite the big game; 13.5 million of us tuned in last year to watch hours of puppies playing... All hype aside, TV commercials shown during the big game are a powerful reminder of the many choices we have as American consumers and, this year at least, what our canine companions mean to us.

23Jan

"Mike Bober, the executive vice president of PIJAC, also said the bill takes away from pet choice because many of those small breeders specialize in animals with certain temperaments or hypoallergenic qualities. He pointed to President Obama’s two Portuguese Water Dogs, Sunny and Bo, who were chosen because of family allergies." - from msnbc.com

22Jan

"With most states’ legislatures expected to consider thousands of bills before they adjourn, and more than 6,500 bills “pre-filed” for 2015 by the beginning of December, it is safe to say this January will kick off a busy new year. The amount of legislation aimed at the pet industry is increasing steadily; we could see as many as 1,000 bills with the potential to affect pet retailers’ bottom line over the next two years." - from PetBusiness.com

22Jan

"With most states’ legislatures expected to consider thousands of bills before they adjourn, and more than 6,500 bills “pre-filed” for 2015 by the beginning of December, it is safe to say this January will kick off a busy new year. The amount of legislation aimed at the pet industry is increasing steadily; we could see as many as 1,000 bills with the potential to affect pet retailers’ bottom line over the next two years." - from PetBusiness.com