Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Airline pet law goes into effect

Today airlines begin reporting how many of the estimated 2 million pets that travel each year are injured, killed or lost during flights.

The new law, enacted by Congress, continues the legislative trend across the country seen over the last few years changing laws governing pets from property rights to guardianship.

Fido is not a watchdog anymore, but a child. That said, since when has Fido been cargo?

This law makes sense, but these legislative trends will continue to create new regulatory issues affecting some pet businesses, especially services like pet sitters and daycare, dog walking and grooming, which already can follow different laws in different states.

A good resource for pet laws is the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), a trade organization that monitor regulations and legislation at the state, federal, and international levels.

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