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  • Press Release.

    Statement by Pet Advocacy Network President and CEO Mike Bober Regarding S.1130 and A.4283, NY Legislation to Prohibit the Sale of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits by Pet Stores

    “We are disappointed that the New York Senate has passed S.1130 and urge the state Assembly to reject this legislation as written. This legislation will do nothing to stop bad breeders across the country, it will only harm regulated and inspected New York pet stores, the licensed breeders they work with, and the customers who […] Learn More

  • Statement of Support for Hawaii HB1653: Enhanced Penalties for Aquatic Resource Violations

    Pet Advocacy Network Executive Vice President of Government Affairs Bob Likins: “On behalf of the responsible pet care community, we at the Pet Advocacy Network commend Hawaii legislators for advancing HB1653 that will increase penalties for aquatic resource violation convictions, and we urge Governor Ige to sign this important legislation into law. Illegal activity threatens […] Learn More

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    Conference Committee Members Chosen to Reconcile Bills That Contain Threat to Pets 

    Congress today announced the Members who will sit on the Conference Committee to reconcile the differences between H.R.4521 (COMPETES) and S.1260 (USICA). This brings the House version of the COMPETES Act, that contains a section with amendments to the Lacey Act that would cause harm to pet businesses and pet owners alike, one step closer […] Learn More

  • Pet Advocacy Network CEO Mike Bober presents awards.

    Pet Advocacy Network’s Annual Awards Celebrate Devoted Pet Care Community Leaders

    The Pet Advocacy Network, formerly known as the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), recognized the achievements of a renowned group of pet care community professionals with seven awards presented during their 50th anniversary celebration event on March 22 in Orlando, Fla. The awards honored outstanding efforts in advocacy, communications and leadership. Learn More

  • Pet Advocacy Network 50th Anniversary.

    PIJAC Celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a Name Change to Pet Advocacy Network

    Organization also unveils a new website as part of its rebranding Alexandria, Va. – March 22, 2022 – The Pet Advocacy Network, formerly known as the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), today announced a comprehensive rebranding with a new name, logo and website that reflects its evolution over the past 50 years as the […] Learn More

  • Capitol Building on a dark day.

    The Facts About The Lacey Act Amendments In The Competes Act Of 2022 (H.R.4521)

    There has been considerable conversation, and unfortunately also some incorrect interpretations, over the past days concerning amendments to the Lacey Act that are included in the COMPETES Act of 2022, and we want to set the record straight. The fact is that these amendments are still included in the legislation that will be considered by […] Learn More

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