HR4521 Update

Here is an update from the Pet Advocacy network which was formally known as PIJAC. Bill Jones switched their name as of last Tuesday just so you are all aware of the change. Please feel free to send this to anyone and everyone you can! I have already sent my response in! As expected, the Senate has amended HR4521 replacing the House’s language with the Senate’s USICA language (S1260) and sent HR4521 back to the House as of Monday, March 28th. This sets up the next steps for a conference committee. Lacey Act campaign We are now asking you to reach out to your US Representative and Senators to let them know you oppose amendments to Lacey in any version of a bill that comes out

New From Slide-Loc, Patent Pending Quick Release Levers

Recently we learned about a clever lever developed by Ryan Snodgrass, the owner and designer of the Slide-Loc product line. Please keep reading the official Press Release below.  Slide-Loc LLC – Quick Release Lever Patent Pending – All Rights Reserved Slide-Loc continues striving to come out with innovative ideas for the aquarium industry, this time to solve a simple and persistent problem. Taking on the meek and humble thumb screw, often a thorn for hobbyists, and replacing it with a patent pending quick release lever that makes maintenance faster & easier among other things. Some will share the frustration & tedious nature of a thumb screw. Issues often being swelling from moisture, lining up holes, breaking, difficulty tightening / loosening, or inconsistent clamping pressure. Alternatively


Another Update from PIJAC as it relates to the Lacey Act (H.R.4521) SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2022 REPOSTED WITH PERMISSION OF PIJAC There has been considerable conversation, and unfortunately also some incorrect interpretations, over the past days concerning amendments to the Lacey Act that are included in the COMPETES Act of 2022, and we want to set the record straight. The fact is that these amendments are still included in the legislation that will be considered by the Senate, they were not removed prior to H.R. 4521 passing in the House. And the more important fact is that these amendments pose a significant threat to everyone who owns, breeds, raises, transports, sells, or provides products and services to care for all animals other than cats and dogs. What we

In Case you Missed it, the 2022 MACNA Date is Set

By now it is no surprise why MASNA decided to cancel MACNA 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia but why reschedule and relocate the show to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for 2022 instead of keeping the show in Atlanta for 2021? At first thought maybe it was just that the venue wasn’t available in 2022 but maybe there is something else going on with the decision to move the show to Wisconsin in 2022. If you have any insider info or thoughts then we would love to hear from you. Below is the official MASNA announcement. The MASNA Board is proud to welcome you to MACNA 2022 Gathering and Growing, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the shores of Lake Michigan. We look forward to having you join our community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as we come together to Gather