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Ecohealth alliance launches Petwatch Program
Article Type: News From: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Volume 22, Issue 6
The US-based EcoHealth Alliance, now in its 40th year of operation, announced the launch of a new programme called PetWatch. Developed from scientific research on global wildlife trade into the USA, the PetWatch programme evaluates imported wildlife species slated for the commercial pet trade and encourages responsible exotic pet choices and ownership. Pet ownership provides so many positive aspects to our daily lives such as stress reduction and relaxation. Previous research shows that pets are truly regarded as members of the American family and experts are looking to also understand the dynamic animals have in relation to children and our aging population.