Responsible Fish Keeping and Environmental Stewardship

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.

The PLC supports and believes in:

  • Promoting and advancing aquaculture efforts for captive breeding of all marine life
  • Establishing standards for responsible and sustainable collection and handling of all marine life
  • Educating consumers on responsible fish keeping
  • Celebrating the educational and health benefits associated with fish keeping

The welfare of aquatic life and animals should be the pet industry’s top priority. I applaud what the industry is doing to establish standards for responsible and humane treatment of aquatic life.”

– Dr. Amy McCullough, American Humane Association

The PLC encourages the entire pet industry to take the necessary steps to ensure the health and welfare of aquatic life, promote environmental stewardship and provide education and training on responsible fish keeping.

Did You Know?

A study is currently underway at Purdue University to establish science-based standards of care and the welfare of breeding dogs.

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