Josh Jones is PIJAC’s deputy director, government affairs and staff liaison to the Herp Committee. The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) is an organization that helps keep the pet industry healthy and functioning. Specifically, PIJAC focuses on animal welfare, responsible pet ownership, environmental stewardship and the protection of our right to own pets.
In the episode, Josh and I discuss government legislation that impacts the reptile industry and how to communicate with lawmakers in order to help create fair bylaws. We also discuss Habitattitude, which is an initiative promoted by PIJAC to help educate new pet owners prior to point of sale.