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For those not familiar with the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Panel or PIJAC you can read about them here.  They are currently registering people for a virtual lobby day in support of the Preventing Future Pandemics Act.  From thier email:

 

As the legislative and regulatory voice of the responsible pet care community, we at PIJAC closely and continuously monitor and engage with governmental entities on issues that impact both animal and human health and well-being. One such issue is the threat to global public health posed by deadly diseases like COVID-19 that can emerge from live animal markets.

We have joined a coalition to support the Preventing Future Pandemics Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL-5) and Fred Upton (R-MI-6). It seeks to prevent future pandemics by focusing on the trade in live wildfire for human consumption-rather than undermining the responsible pet trade. PIJAC has worked with key legislators over the past year on this approach, and we would appreciate your support in advancing it.

We urge you to register for and take part in a Virtual Lobby Day on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, starting at 2:00 pm ET to demonstrate support for this critical legislation to safeguard animals and people alike from future outbreaks, and protect global health, lives, and livelihoods.

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PIJAC, along with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, the Endangered Species Coalition, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and the Right to Health Action, is co-hosting this event where you will learn during a one-hour panel discussion how the collaboration came together, what is included in the legislation, and why it is critical that the U.S. take action now.

You also can sign up to participate in online constituent meetings with your two U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative to demonstrate your support for the Act as a member of the responsible pet care community.  

Thank you for your commitment to advocating on behalf the responsible pet care community. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].  

 

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