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PIJAC Rolls Out Tools to Combat LA Pet Sale Ban

Posted: July 10, 2012, 4:50 p.m. EDT

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council ramped up efforts to quash a bill that would ban the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in Los Angeles, the group reported today.

The council published an online Legislative Action Kit retailers can use to start a grassroots movement and launched a website to raise awareness about the bill among consumers in the L.A. area.

“It’s important for the people of Los Angeles to know the facts, stay informed, and communicate with their council member to oppose the ban on pet sales,” said Mike Canning, president and CEO of PIJAC. “To aid the industry and their customers in protecting consumer freedom and animal welfare, we have launched a campaign to stop the prohibition.”

LA seeks to ban retail sale of pets
The Legislative Action Kit includes legislative talking points, a sample letter to council members and consumer flyers containing reasons for choosing a pet store puppy and contact information for local council members.

PIJAC’s consumer campaign includes a website,, with council member contact information, downloadable flyers and the ability to share information from the site via Facebook and Twitter. PIJAC also operates the Twitter profile @StopPetBans and the Stop Pet Bans Facebook page to disperse information and connect with social network users, the council reported.

“Both Twitter and Facebook are important to getting the word out and stopping a retail pet sale ban in Los Angeles,” Canning said.



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And this is why I'll never be a member of PIJAC! As a pet supply retailer this absolutely disgusts me. PIJAC does NOT represent me or my business ethics. In a city where dogs are killed on an hourly basis for SPACE, banning the sale of cats and dogs in pet stores is a necessity, NOT an option. Give your head a shake PIJAC!
Caroline Davies, Vancouver, BC
Posted: 7/20/2012 2:34:59 PM
Your kidding right? PIJAC is opposed to the ban? Typical of an organization that is funded primarily by big pet food firms who have a huge stake in having impulse buyers purchase high profit puppies and kittens. Who else is going to buy their "fast food for pets" kibble. Toronto pet retailers, the good ones anyways, wholeheartedly support a similar ban that is now in place in Toronto. With thousands of animals in rescues and shelters selling puppies and kittens in pet stores is archaic and only leads to more and more unwanted animals.
Harold, Toronto, ON
Posted: 7/19/2012 8:29:10 PM
you have got to be kidding! look at the faces of the puppy mills! look at lambriar and hunte and the animals coming from them. the public is learning from the 263 puppies in venice florida and 247 in tennessee last week,,, next week it'll be elsewhere....they won't have any puppies to broker because the american public has educated themselves and isn't buying the hype and they know the face of the puppy mill parents!....
wendy, sarasota, FL
Posted: 7/19/2012 5:37:10 PM
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