PIJAC
10Nov

11/10/2016 UPDATE: S. 63 has moved again and is now scheduled for a hearing and vote by the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee on Monday, November 14th at 2 PM in Room 9 of the State House Annex in Trenton.  We need as many people as possible to attend and voice their opposition to this ban on responsible pet sales.

26Jun

If the proposed amendment were to become law, consumer freedoms and local businesses take a hit. The small, local businesses that represent Cambridge’s neighborhood pet stores would be forced to close in much the same way as a pet store in Deerfield Beach, Florida had to go out of business after a less extreme local pet sale ban was recently enacted. Don't let Cambridge be next.

20May
In a statement issued today, PIJAC President & CEO Mike Bober responded to a new Arizona law implementing consistent statewide standards in regards to the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats in pet stores. This new state-level legislation reverses local sales bans in Phoenix and Tempe as well as a proposed one in Tucson.
09May

The regulation of Ohio’s pet stores requires a statewide effort and this amendment provides for the statewide regulation of pet stores in lieu of disparate local laws regulating the sale of pets. Supporting this amendment to OH HB 166 ensures puppies provided by Ohio’s pet stores are sourced from responsible breeders and would prevent any future local pet sale ban ordinances from being considered.

19Nov

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.