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  • Pet Advocacy Network Names New Senior Director of Government Affairs 

    Alexandria, VA – November 10, 2022 – The Pet Advocacy Network, the advocacy voice of the responsible pet care community, welcomes Alyssa Miller-Hurley as the new senior director of government affairs. Miller has over a decade of experience in government relations and managing campaigns. To further the Network’s advocacy and policy objectives, she will manage […] Learn More

  • Pet Advocacy Network Refutes Negative Depiction of Global Aquarium Trade by Associated Press 

    Statement from Executive Vice President Bob Likins:   “The Pet Advocacy Network, on behalf of the responsible aquarium industry, disputes the inaccurate picture the October 19 Associated Press story ‘Sparkling Fish, Murky Methods’ paints of the global aquarium trade.     First, responsible aquarium collectors stopped using cyanide in fish collection decades ago and the industry continues to […] Learn More

  • In-Person Pet Care Community D.C. Fly-In a Huge Success

    On September 21 nearly 100 pet professionals came to Capitol Hill for the Pet Advocacy Network’s Fifth Annual Pet Care Community D.C. Fly-In—about 30% more than last year’s virtual fly-in participants. Participants traveled from throughout the country to advocate for the value of pets to Members of Congress and their staff. The day began with […] Learn More

  • The Political Life Podcast Features President and CEO Mike Bober

    Listen in as our President and CEO, Mike Bober, discusses our advocacy efforts on behalf of the responsible pet care community, pandemic pets, and his own journey to leadership with Jim O’Brien on The Political Life podcast. Listen here Learn More

  • Ashley Brinkman Joins Pet Advocacy Network as New Director of Government Affairs 

    ALEXANDRIA, VA – September 7, 2022 – The Pet Advocacy Network, the advocacy voice of the responsible pet care community, has hired Ashley Brinkman as the new Director of Government Affairs. Brinkman will oversee committee management, tracking legislation, and engaging with lawmakers at all levels of government on pet-related laws and regulations.  “Ashley is a […] Learn More

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    Statement from Pet Advocacy Network on Positive Court Ruling for the Hawaii Aquarium Fishery 

    Pet Advocacy Network Executive Vice President Bob Likins: “The Pet Advocacy Network welcomes the court’s decision on Earth Justice’s motion for summary judgment. Although we recognize that this is just one step in the process, we are very pleased with the court’s decision. Hawaii’s near-shore fishery is likely the best managed in the world, and […] Learn More


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