"Some pet stores in Las Vegas will need a serious makeover to comply with a new law passed by the city council that will shake up the traditional sales of dogs, cats and even potbellied pigs." - from reviewjournal.com
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WASHINGTON, DC – In a statement issued today, PIJAC President and CEO Mike Bober responded to Las Vegas City Council’s vote narrowly approving a proposed ordinance outlawing the retail sale...
"MADISON, Wisconsin — A Republican bill that would outlaw possession of dangerous exotic animals grew more complicated Tuesday after its authors said they plan to soften it to protect more businesses." - from dailyjournal.net
"Bernadette Juarez has been named acting Deputy Administrator for the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Animal Care (AC) program." - from wattagnet.com
"PROVIDENCE -- Penalties of $15,000 were lodged against a dog daycare business where a golden retriever mix was injured so severely during unsupervised play outside that she had to be destroyed." - from providencejournal.com
"AVENEL, NJ — A state senator has filed a bill that would crack down on the sale of pets from large-scale breeders in an effort to put so-called puppy and kitten mills out of business." - from nj.com
"The “Working Dog” is now New York’s official state dog. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a measure into law last week that added trained working dogs to the list of creatures that represent the state." - from wnbf.com
"APPLETON, WI - The city's Health Committee could recommend a new ordinance that would increase the size of snakes allowed as pets." - from postcresent.com
U.S. – The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) is recommending that all exporters, shippers, importers and buyers of Cynops orientalis (Firebelly) and Pachytriton labiatus (Paddletail) newts immediately establish a voluntary moratorium on importing them into the United States. We further recommend that all non-retail businesses engaged in the salamander trade regularly sanitize their facilities as a prophylactic measure, as treatments are developed, out of an abundance of caution.
In a statement issued today, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council commented on a petition for rulemaking under the Animal Welfare Act to increase minimum standards at commercial dog breeding...