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Advisory: The Healthy Dog Importation Act (HDIA) HR 4239/S. 2597

By | Published: 07/27/2022

The National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA) submitted comments to APHIS encouraging the agency to prioritize dog import oversight as part of its five-year plan.



NAIA Leads Appeal for Healthy Dog Import Resources for USDA

By | Published: 04/12/2022

Today, the National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA) was joined by nearly a dozen national animal health, veterinary, livestock, and pet stakeholder organizations urging Congress to protect pets, livestock, and U.S. public health…



March 2022 CITES and USFWS CITES Delegation Report

By | Published: 03/31/2022

It has become increasingly clear that advocates for the human-animal bond and sustainable use policy of wildlife resources are vastly underrepresented in CITES decision making processes.



Omnibus Appropriations Bill Provides Critical Resources for USDA Oversight of Dog Imports

By | Published: 03/15/2022

The National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA) is heartened by the inclusion of critical funds – $1 million – to protect animal and public health in the FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which passed the House and Senate this…



Federal Legislation Threatens Pets, Zoos and Aquariums, and Biomedical Research

By | Published: 02/3/2022

A last-minute amendment to the COMPETES Act threatens pets, zoos and aquariums, and biomedical research.



NAIA Bids Farewell to a Treasured Friend

By | Published: 02/1/2021

It is with deep sorrow that National Animal Interest Alliance shares the passing of Chairman of the Board, Julian Prager, JD.



Controversy Over Preserving the Diamondback Terrapin

By Administrator | Published: 12/21/2020

On December 16, 2020, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) held a commissioners meeting to discuss proposals, including pet ownership of certain reptiles…



More Dog Importation in the News…

By Patti Strand | Published: 07/7/2020

NAIA broke the story in 2000 and has been raising awareness of the dangers posed by the mass-importation of unvetted dogs into the U.S. for two decades…



New Jersey’s Research Community Welcomes Passage of Homes for Animal Heroes Act

By Administrator | Published: 01/14/2020

New Jersey’s thriving biomedical research community applauds the Legislature for passing Assembly Bill 3274/Senate Bill 2826, the “Homes for Animal Heroes Act.”



USDA Releases Key Report on Canine Imports

By Patti Strand | Published: 08/26/2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a key report finding that over 1 million dogs are imported into the U.S. each year. And, of those one million, less than one percent are subject to thorough health screenings…



It’s Now or Never: Stop Dog Trafficking Now!

By Patti Strand | Published: 07/30/2019

We are at a tipping point in a long and evolving battle. Either we stop it now or we must accept a slow and steady erosion of the health, quality, and type of dogs available to Americans in the future



Please Comment on Proposed Changes to USDA Pet Breeder/Dealer Licensing Requirements!

By Patti Strand | Published: 05/16/2019

Dog lovers, your voice is needed!



“Homes for Animal Heroes Act” Becomes Washington State Law

By Patti Strand | Published: 05/8/2019

Washington State Senate Bill 5212, known and cited as the “Homes for Animal Heroes Act,” was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee on April 29, 2019, and becomes effective July 28, 2019.



CDC Report Highlights Vital Importance of Effective Dog Importation Regulations

By Patti Strand | Published: 12/21/2018

The CDC’s December 21, 2018 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report covers a rabid dog imported from Egypt by an animal rescue organization, and highlights why our efforts to develop effective regulations of dog importation…



2018 Farm Bill Signed Into Law

By Patti Strand | Published: 12/20/2018

At long last, the 2018 Farm Bill has been passed by both houses of Congress and signed by President Trump.



NAIA Applauds Critical Farm Bill Provision

By Patti Strand | Published: 06/14/2018

NAIA is encouraged by the bipartisan support for protecting human and animal health demonstrated today, and looks forward to working with Congress to ensure that risks associated with dog imports are addressed in the final Farm…



The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions - So is AB 485

By Patti Strand | Published: 09/5/2017

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding…



NAIA: Bringing People Together For the Greater Good

By Sara Chisnell | Published: 04/27/2017

National Animal Interest Alliance conferences are intended to not only educate, but to foster and promote relationships between individual attendees and various groups. The last conference in Florida did just that!



Dog Days in Sacramento

By Patti Strand | Published: 04/18/2017

With AB 485, California would outsource the supply of dogs available to consumers to the least regulated and poorest selection of dogs available.



Graphs Showing California Shelter Data

By Patti Strand | Published: 08/14/2015

The following set of graphs are designed to assist in understanding pet population dynamics in California.



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