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    Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill passes NY Legislature. It could put Barking Boutique in Tonawanda out of business

    The Buffalo News – “Barking Boutique owner David Boelkes, store General Manager Lynn Wiles and the Pet Advocacy Network, which represents pet retailers, are calling for Hochul to veto the bill, arguing it will do nothing to stop bad breeders or unregulated sellers but will instead harm regulated and inspected pet stores across the state. The […] Learn More

  • Press Release.

    Pet Advocacy Network President & CEO Mike Bober Statement on New York Assembly Passage of Pet Sales Ban Bill  

    “On behalf of the responsible pet care community we urge Governor Hochul to veto S.1130/A.4283, a misguided bill that will do nothing to stop the bad breeders it purports to target but will only harm regulated and inspected New York pet stores, the licensed breeders they work with, and the customers who depend on them […] Learn More

  • Alison Stern Joins Pet Advocacy Network as Director of Membership 

    ALEXANDRIA, VA – May 24, 2022 – The Pet Advocacy Network, the advocacy voice of the responsible pet care community, has hired Alison Stern as its new Director of Membership. Stern will build on her previous membership service expertise to develop and implement comprehensive member recruitment, engagement, and retention programs, as well as managing all aspects of […] Learn More

  • 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

  • New.

    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


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