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

    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

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

    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

  • Lacey Act Amendments In Competes Act Of 2021 (H.R.4521) Threaten U.S. Pet Care Community

    Lacey Act Amendments In Competes Act Of 2021 (H.R.4521) Threaten U.S. Pet Care Community

    TAKE ACTION AND CONTACT YOUR SENATOR TODAY WITH THESE TALKING POINTS DOWNLOAD THIS ISSUE SUMMARY DOWNLOAD FACT SHEET ON COMPETES ACT AMENDMENTS IMPACTING LACEY DOWNLOAD TAKE ACTION FLYER WITH QR CODES TO SHARE WITH EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS Summary: Amendments to the Lacey Act included in the COMPETES Act of 2021 (H.R.4521) legislation would make changes […] Learn More

  • USDA Announces Requirement for Contingency Plans to Protect Animals During Emergencies

    USDA Announces Requirement for Contingency Plans to Protect Animals During Emergencies

    We are sharing information about a change to Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulations that may impact your business operations as they relate to caring for animals during emergencies. The revisions will better ensure that entities responsible for animals regulated under the Animal Welfare Act are prepared to safeguard the health and welfare of such animals in the event of possible emergencies or […] Learn More

  • PIJAC Information On Off-Label Usage Of Chloroquine Phosphate & COVID-19

    PIJAC Information On Off-Label Usage Of Chloroquine Phosphate & COVID-19

    As you may be aware, an individual recently died after using a fish product to self-medicate for prevention of COVID-19: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/man-dies-after-ingesting-chloroquine-attempt-prevent-coronavirus-n1167166 PIJAC staff have worked with our experts to put together information for the industry regarding Chloroquine Phosphate. Additionally, PIJAC’s media statement can be found on our website here. Chloroquine Phosphate: Information for Industry Some fish medications […] Learn More

  • Important Information on COVID-19 and Pets

    Important Information on COVID-19 and Pets

    The health and well-being of everyone in the responsible pet care community, and the animals we care for, is of the utmost importance to us here at PIJAC. We continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. We at PIJAC are following all guidance being provided by public health experts at the World […] Learn More


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