An Oregon, USA, House committee made no decisions about passing a proposed registration fee of US$150 on manufacturers of various petfood products sold in that state, according to StatesmanJournal.com.
The House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee referred House Bill 2120, proposed by the Department of Agriculture, without recommendation to the joint budget committee after hearing testimony on both sides issue.
"You can call it a fee; I consider it a sales tax," said Sen. Doug Whitsett, R-Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.