United to Improve Our Lives with Pets

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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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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Pet Industry News

APPA Celebrates 60th Anniversary

The American Pet Products Association recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. To commemorate the diamond anniversary, Pet Age has compiled a video of some of APPA’s biggest milestones over the past 60 years. Source: Happy 60th Anniversary, APPA!

APPA’s Vetere to Step Down in 2019

Show Sponsored Authors if the article is sponsored The American Pet Products Association (APPA) recently announced that its president and CEO, Bob Vetere, will be retiring following next year’s Global Pet Expo. The organization’s board of directors has selected Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) president, Steve King, to succeed Vetere. King will join APPA in January of […]

Mars Petcare Announces Recipients of Better Cities for Pets Grants

Mars Petcare and the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) recently awarded $100,000 in grants to three cities as part of their Better Cities for Pets grant program. The Better Cities for Pets program is intended to improve life for people and pets through the funding of city-wide programs. Applicants were encouraged to submit proposals for […]

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