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NAIA Welcomes Inclusion of New Animal and Public Health Protections in Farm Bill Framework

By | Published: 06/12/2024

Today, NAIA commends Ranking Member Boozman (R-AR) for the inclusion of safeguards for animal and public health in his Farm Bill framework.



NAIA 2024 Conference: Animal Experts Unite

By | Published: 05/23/2024

NAIA’s annual conference is in Texas this year! Mark your calendar for October 19-20, 2024



Under the guise of “Saving Nemo,” Radical Activists Push Legislation to Eliminate the Aquarium Trade and Hobby.

By | Published: 01/10/2024

Radical activists opposed to keeping aquariums are pushing legislation that would end importing and fishing for aquarium fish. Dubbed the Saving NEMO Act, HR 6447 purports to prevent imports or collection of marine aquarium organisms…



Cardinal 4d Rules

By | Published: 09/13/2023

In August, the National Marine Fisheries Service proposed a rule under section 4d of the Endangered Species Act that would criminalize the import and export of Banggai Cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, in the United States. The…



NAIA 2023 Conference: Preparing For The Looming Dog Shortage

By | Published: 04/6/2023

In 2023, the NAIA annual conference returns to Portland, Oregon and YOU are invited!



CDC Extends Suspension of Dog Imports from Countries with High Rabies Prevalence 

By | Published: 02/2/2023

NAIA welcomes actions taken by the CDC to protect the public’s health against the reintroduction of the dog-maintained rabies virus variant into the United States.



USDA APHIS Seeking Comments for New Class C Regulations

By | Published: 01/16/2023

USDA APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) is considering new regulations for Class C licensees and is asking for public comment in several areas.



Proposed CITES I Listing for Zebra Plecos Avoided

By | Published: 01/12/2023

While Brazil’s attempts to restrict trade in Zebra Plecos using the CITES appendices will be counterproductive for the conservation of the species, there are constructive regulatory changes that could be beneficial for wild…



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!



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