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.
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.
In a statement issued minutes ago, a group supporting Hawaii’s fishermen praised Hawaii Governor David Y. Ige’s notice of intent to veto a bill banning aquarium fishing.
In a statement issued today, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) expressed disappointment in the California Assembly’s passage of Assembly Bill 485, a bill that bans...
In a statement issued minutes ago, Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) President Mike Bober said that New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak’s withdrawal of a veto override...
Four New Jersey pet care professionals and a national leader in animal advocacy today called on state Senators to support Governor Chris Christie’s conditional veto of Senate Bill 3041. The bill, which would undermine New Jersey’s Pet Purchase Protection Act, is before the Senate tomorrow for a veto override vote.
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In a statement issued today, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) criticized the California Assembly Committee on Appropriations’ passage of Assembly Bill 485.
“The Assembly Appropriations Committee’s vote...
Pet Age’s “Women of Influence” list honoring the top 25 most influential women in the responsible pet industry has been officially released – including Laura “Peach” Ried, the first female Chair of PIJAC’s (the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council) Board of Directors.
In a statement issued today, Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) praised New Jersey Governor Christie for his conditional veto of Senate Bill 3041. S3041 would have threatened the sale of dogs and cats by reputable breeders and retailers, and put the government between pets and pet owners.