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Today is Black Cat Appreciation Day. Founded to offset centuries-old superstitions about black cats, this is an important holiday to highlight that it’s...
CAMBRIDGE, MA - “Unfortunately, this ordinance does nothing to address breeding practices and, instead, penalizes retailers whose commitment to animal welfare — and support for local shelters and rescues across the country — is widely recognized by both for-profit and nonprofit sectors of pet care professionals,” Bober said in a statement. - from Boston Globe
A landmark initiative to help assure proper care of small companion animals was unveiled today by the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) and leaders from across the pet community. The PIJAC Small Animal Standards of Care (SAC) is the first-ever, comprehensive set of voluntary standards for breeders and distributors of small mammals, reptiles, and birds.
ARLINGTON COUNTY, VA - "Those who violate Arlington’s still-a-work-in-progress ban on exotic pets would face fines of $250 – per day – that they are out of compliance, according to a revised proposal forwarded by staff to the County Board." - from InsideNova
In light of today’s vote by the Senate Committee on Business and Professions in favor of Assembly Bill 485, PIJAC (Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council) President Mike Bober released the following statement.
Today, stakeholders met to discuss the future of Assembly Bill 485. Regretfully, the bill’s proponents did not change their position, meaning that those who care for and about companion animals will continue to oppose AB 485 on behalf of California’s pets, pet lovers, and providers of pet care.
The longevity of Petland (and Ed!) is certainly something to celebrate, but it isn’t the anniversary that earned Ed this award. Rather, PIJAC was highlighting his commitment to animal care and innovation, and the significant impact they have had on the companion animal trade.
TAMARAC - "Tamarac officials said there were only two pit bull-related bites in the city in recent years. One of the dogs was sent to an animal rescue group upstate and the other was moved to North Carolina." - from Sun Sentinel
PIJAC is pleased to republish the below editorial from the Hawaii Star-Advertiser. It advocates against Senate Bill 1240, a measure that through scientifically unsound means would ban aquarium fishing in Hawaii.