WWPIA General Releases
WPA, the oldest non-profit organization within the industry promoting responsible growth and development of the companion pet and related products and services, announces the launch of the “Membership Match” program to benefit the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council
Consumer Shows Help Grow the Industry
In the early 1980s, the World Wide Pet Supply Association (WPA) first offered our members and the industry the opportunity to show their goods and services directly to their ultimate customer – the public - as an adjunct to our annual trade show. The first show in
was so popular with the consumer that the fire marshal temporarily closed the entrance to the show due to overcrowding in the exhibit hall. Anaheim
18th Annual America's Family Pet Expo in Orange County Grows by Leaps and Bounds - World’s Largest Pet and Pet Product Expo Sees 15 Percent Increase in Attendance Over Last Year; Also Posts Double-Digit Growth in Exhibitors and Sponsors
New PIJAC Committee Helps Protect Pet and Human Health - Zoonotic disease is nothing to sneeze at. Every year pet owners in the United States contract pathogens and parasites through interaction with their pets. The resulting diseases are collectively referred to as "zoonoses" (zoo-no-sees) and most can be transmitted from animals to people, as well as people to animals.
PIJAC Science Advisor Named to Newsweek Advisory Committee - Dr. Jamie K. Rease, The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Counsil's Senior Science and Policy Advisor has been named to Newsweek magaazine's Global Environment and Leadership Advisory Committee. Other committee members include such distinguished individuals as Mr. William A. Swope, Vice President/Director Corporate Affairs Group, Intel; Dr. James Hansen, Director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; The Honorable Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson, Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Michael Crow, President of Arizon State University.
WPA Survey: Pet Product Retailers Report Strong Sales Despite Food Recall - 75 Percent of Survey Respondents not Worried About Long-Term Effects on Their Business
Pet Alert: Senate Hearing - California Pet Store Animal Care Act Set For Hearing - Monday, July 9. The Issue: Assembly Bill 1347, the "Pet Store Animal Care Act", introduced by Asswmbly Member Caballero, passed the Assembly by a vote of 75 to 1. AB 1347 would establish criteria and procedures for the care and maintenance of animals in California pet stores.
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