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    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

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    Investigation Notice: Salmonella Uganda Outbreak Infections Linked to Pet Bearded Dragons

    January 11, 2022 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that the agency is investigating a multistate occurrence of human Salmonella Uganda infections linked to contact with bearded dragons.  As of January 10, 2022, a total of 44 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Uganda have been reported from […] Learn More

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    PIJAC President And CEO Mike Bober Receives Industry Honor

    Congratulations to PIJAC President and CEO, Mike Bober, for being honored as a 2022 Leading Association Lobbyist by Association Trends. Mike is being recognized for his leadership and dedication advocating for the pet care community’s priorities at all levels of government. Learn More

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    PIJAC Celebrates 50 Years Of Pet Care Community Advocacy

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexandria, Va. – December 7, 2021 – Today, December 7, 2021, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council proudly announces the 50th anniversary of our founding on December 7, 1971. For five decades, as the legislative and regulatory voice of the responsible pet care community, PIJAC has worked to improve animal care, foster […] Learn More

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    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

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    PIJAC Hires Wes Fisher As New Senior Director, Government Affairs

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Alexandria, Va. – November 3, 2021 – The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) the advocacy voice of the responsible pet care community, welcomes Wes Fisher as their new Senior Director, Government Affairs. Fisher will direct all aspects of a multi-state legislative and regulatory portfolio and develop strategic relationships with allied organizations, […] Learn More


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