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The Pet Leadership Council brings together company leaders, industry organizations, trade associations, animal welfare organizations, veterinarians, academia and advocates for pets to promote responsible pet ownership.

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Pet Industry News

GMO Pet Foods Perceived as Unsafe by Pet Owners, Despite Evidence to the Contrary

Despite substantial evidence that pet food ingredients containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are safe, many consumers continue to view them with skepticism. During this year’s Petfood Forum, Global Nutrition Advisor for Waltham, Richard Butterwick, discussed some of the perceptions — and misconceptions — surrounding GMOs. According to Butterwick, much of consumers’ mistrust of GMOs stems […]

Wisconsin Aquarium Club to Raise Funds for Pets in the Classroom

Pets in the Classroom will be receiving a boost later this year courtesy of the Green Bay Aquarium Society. The Green Bay Aquarium Society recently announced that its annual Fall Auction will support Pets in the Classroom. The auction is scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 29, 2017, at the Starlite Club in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. […]

New Report Indicates Pet Obesity on the Rise

According to a new report from Banfield, a third of dogs and cats in the United States are overweight. The study, conducted by Banfield, sampled animals at Banfield animal hospitals across the United States. The results suggest that pet obesity continues to be a growing problem for both cats and dogs. Compared to just ten […]


The Pet Leadership Council works with all levels of government, industry, and pet owners to promote responsible lifestyles with companion animals.

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Protect Pet Choice

Puppy mills are an unacceptable problem, but the Pet Leadership Council believes pet store bans prohibiting people’s right to purchase dogs at local shops is not the solution. That’s why the PLC is supporting efforts to establish science-based standards for the care and welfare of breeding dogs.

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Happy Healthy Fish

The Pet Leadership Council embraces the responsibility to ensure the health and welfare of aquatic life, promote environmental stewardship and provide education and training on responsible fish keeping. That’s why the PLC is working to educate consumers about selecting and caring for the right fish, the prevention of invasive species and ongoing conservation efforts.

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