Pet Product News reports in its November print edition on the recently launched consumer campaign by the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, a non-profit devoted to the pet industry. PIJAC is reaching out to pet owners to help their efforts to combat legislation that attempts to restrict pet ownership. Individuals can join the Don’t Mess With My Pet campaign for $25 a year; their membership benefits include a logo tee shirt.
Pet Style News reports on pet clothing and encourages pet retailers to prepare for Halloween by stocking pet costumes. Some pet owners like to dress their pets all year around while others will purchase pet clothing only for Halloween. Shop owners interviewed for the article note that dressing pets is increasing in popularity and that the clothes available have improved dramatically in both quality and fit over the years. This trend is one that sometimes hits a nerve among people supporting animal rights; but many pets seem to enjoy the attention that wearing a costume attracts.