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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

American Humane Teams Up with Chicken Soup for the Soul to Donate Over 250 Tons of Pet Food

American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul recently teamed up to deliver over 5,000 pounds of food to the Sebastian County Humane Society in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The donation was made as part of the joint “Fill a Bowl… Feed a Soul” campaign which has already served up over 500,000 pounds of pet food to […]

Pet Food Supplier Looks to Flies for Sustainability

Pet food ingredient manufacturer Darling Ingredients is teaming up with bioengineering firm Intrexon to mass produce sustainable nutrients derived from black soldier fly larvae. The venture, known as EnviroFlight, will involve the construction of a new production facility designed to convert black fly larvae into protein and other nutrients for pet food and other applications. […]

New Study Suggests Dogs Provide Social Support for Stressed Kids

A study from researchers at the University of Florida suggests that pet dogs may help children cope with stress by providing them with social support. The study, published in the journal Social Development, examined the effects of family pets on children during stressful tasks. Participating children were asked to complete a public speaking task and a […]


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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