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

10 Charged for Illegally Trafficking Corals from the Philippines

From the United States Attorneys Office Website. Keep Reading to learn more. You may know some of these people mentioned below. 10 Charged for Illegally Trafficking Corals from the Philippines ANCHORAGE – A federal grand jury in Alaska indicted three men on felony charges and seven additional individuals on misdemeanor charges related to violations of the Lacey Act and smuggling protected marine corals from the Philippines into the United States for retail sale. According to court documents, Jerome Anthony Stringfield, 43 of Kissimmee, Florida; Albert B. Correira, 35, of Westport, Massachusetts; and Allen William Ockey, 35, of Long Beach, California, are each charged with felony violations of conspiracy, violations of the Lacey Act and smuggling of corals from the Philippines. In separate filings, the following individuals are each charged with misdemeanor


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