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  • Press Release.

    Statement On January 2021 Hawaii Supreme Court Decision On Commercial Marine Licenses

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement from PIJAC Vice President of Government Affairs Bob Likins: Alexandria, Va. – January 25, 2021 – “The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council is disappointed by the recent Hawaii Supreme Court ruling on commercial marine licenses (CML). We believe that the decision goes well beyond interpreting the State Supreme Court decision on aquarium permits… Learn More

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    Coalition Reminds Lawmakers That ‘Pet Care Is Essential’ As COVID-19 Cases Surge

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Alexandria, Va. – December 9, 2020 – The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), along with a broad coalition of pet care community organizations and companies, is urging everyone who represents a business that provides for the care of pets to sign a new open letter to lawmakers regarding the essential nature… Learn More

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    PIJAC Statement On Study In Spain Linking COVID-19 Risk And Dog Walking

    Statement from PIJAC President and CEO Mike Bober: “We at the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council are concerned that statements made in a new study regarding the risk of COVID-19 contagion and dog walking could be misinterpreted and cause the public to unnecessarily limit or cease their interactions with pets. It is essential to note… Learn More

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    National Reptile Awareness Day Is Oct 21: Five Things To Know About Reptile Pets

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexandria, Va. – October 14, 2020 – In celebration of National Reptile Awareness Day on October 21, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) is spreading the word that with informed selection and proper care, reptiles such as lizards, snakes and turtles can make the perfect pet companion. Reptiles have advantages over… Learn More

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    Statement On The Heroes Act Provisions That Threaten Pet Ownership From Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council President And CEO Mike Bober

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council and the responsible pet care community support the provisions in H.R. 925, The Heroes Act, that provide relief to those suffering from the impacts of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, Section 402—Trade of Injurious Species and Species That Pose a Risk to Human Health—goes beyond that… Learn More

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    Statement On Illegal Marine Ornamental Fish Collection Arrest From Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council Vice President Of Government Affairs Bob Likins

    “The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council has learned that the Hawaii Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) has made an arrest for the illegal collection of marine ornamental fish. We applaud Hawaiian law enforcement’s diligent monitoring of the fishery and swift enforcement action against all violators of current laws. PIJAC supports the efforts of… Learn More

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