PIJAC

Press Releases

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.

18Sep

Hershey, PA –Today at Barkleigh Productions’ Groom Expo, the Professional Pet Groomers & Stylists Alliance (PPGSA) formally released the results of a year-long initiative to develop comprehensive safety and sanitation standards that will serve as the grooming industry’s standard of care for pet grooming.  These industry-wide standards are the first of their kind and a significant milestone in the grooming industry.

08May

Washington, DC – Last week the pet industry’s most influential leaders assembled to participate in the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council’s (PIJAC) fourth annual Top2Top Conference set at the picturesque Omni la Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California. Attendees enjoyed networking opportunities and a stellar line-up of compelling speakers addressing a wide spectrum of issues facing the pet sector, focusing on the conference theme of what it means to “Lead the Pack.”

23Oct

Washington, D.C. – Pet safety during Halloween, as during other festive holidays, should be at the top of the list for pet owners this fall. According to the Pet Poison Hotline, calls increased at Halloween by 21% in 2011, many which were related to chocolate consumption by pets.

03Oct

Washington, DC – All over the world, in cities and towns everywhere, pets and animals of every species are acknowledged with a special ‘blessing’ on World Animal Day. Celebrated annually on October 4th, World Animal Day is a long-standing tradition recognizing the importance of animals to humankind.

25Sep

Washington, DC – The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) announced today that Jim Myers, chief executive officer for Petco, a leading national pet specialty retailer, will serve as keynote speaker for the pet industry’s fourth annual Top2Top conference, April 28-30, 2015.

18Sep

Washington, DC – Even in an election year, the love of pets can bring Democrats and Republicans together.  This Thursday, September 18th, Members and staff from both sides of the aisle will gather for the 18th annual Pet Night on Capitol Hill, organized by the Animal Health Institute (AHI).