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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

  • 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

  • Pet Advocacy Network Invites Pet Care Community to D.C. Fly-In This Fall 

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – July 7, 2022 – The Pet Advocacy Network invites the responsible pet care community to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill at the Fifth Annual Pet Care Community D.C. Fly-In on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The event brings together people involved in pet care with their elected officials during a day of scheduled […] Learn More

  • Statement from the Pet Advocacy Network on Enactment of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act

    Pet Advocacy Network Executive Vice President Bob Likins: “The Pet Advocacy Network applauds the Members of Congress who came together in a bipartisan effort, and President Biden for signing into law, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (S. 3580/H.R. 4996) that makes significant advancements towards an ocean transportation system that is competitive, efficient, and economical. This landmark […] Learn More


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