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PIJAC Wants Larger Database to Help in Legislative Lobbying

Posted: Dec. 19, 2012, 7:25 p.m. EST


The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, anticipating further legislative battles over issues such as pet sale bans and special taxes on dog food, is expanding its database of pet industry contacts whom the group can call on for assistance.

“We need more individuals emailing, calling and even meeting with their elected officials when we face a legislative threat,” said PIJAC’s president and CEO, Mike Canning, in an advisory released Tuesday.

The Washington, D.C.-based group’s database averages only one to three contacts per member company, Canning said.

“We would like to greatly expand on those numbers,” he told members. “The more individuals to whom we can send out Pet Alerts on pending legislation, the more we can impact legislative outcomes in your favor.”

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More than 1,700 pieces of legislation target the pet industry for new regulations each year, according to PIJAC.
Individual contact information may be emailed to info@pijac.org. Excel spreadsheets, the preferred entry form, are available by emailing josh@pijac.org.

PIJAC has counted at least 36 localities in 12 states that proposed retail pet sales bans over the past eight years. Bans were adopted in 25 places, said Charlie Sewell, PIJAC’s executive vice president of external affairs.

“Elected officials...do not want to run afoul of the businesses located in their states or districts,” Canning added. “But they need to hear from you when we find a piece of proposed legislation troubling. If they do not, they will only hear from the other side.”

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