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Look and See the Litter With Litterati

Look and See the Litter With Litterati

Before the COVID-19 pandemic really took hold here in the U.S., most of us will remember a zero waste movement gaining traction. The city of Pittsburgh has a plan to move towards a zero-waste standard. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden has racked...

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The Mistreatment of Betta Fish

The Mistreatment of Betta Fish

Betta fish are known as an easy to care for “starter” fish, needing nothing more than a bowl to swim around in and their own company. Unfortunately, there is a plethora of misconceptions surrounding them, and this is much to the detriment of these beautiful creatures....

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COVID-19 and the Next Pandemic

COVID-19 and the Next Pandemic

As the world slows down to help flatten the curve in order to order to halt the spread of the Coronavirus, which leads to the disease known as COVID-19, analysts and talking heads are positing how the world moves forward once this crisis is over. One thing that is not...

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COVID-19, Bear Bile, and the Bear Act

COVID-19, Bear Bile, and the Bear Act

"We’ve got to leave behind the whole set of archaic, inhumane practices where we treat wildlife as potluck or potion, as textiles or trinkets in the making. The COVID-19 crisis is an air-siren to be heard and heeded throughout the world, including for the protection...

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Welcome

Welcome to the new Humane Action Pittsburgh (HAP) blog! It’s a new year, and we have set some great goals to develop humane laws for animals in the city, county, and state, with the hopes of rolling these policies out to the nation. To that end, this space will serve...

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AUTHORS

Aimee Douglass is the Director of Compassionate Living. Aimee works in the healthcare industry and has a bachelors degree in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and a masters degree in Communications with a health care focus from Southern New Hampshire University.

Abhi Nadendla is a blogger at HAP and has been volunteering at the organization since late 2022. She is a student at the University of Pittsburgh and loves spending her free time helping out at animal shelters.

Hannah Lewis is a grant writer and blogger from Pittsburgh’s North Side who has been with HAP since 2020. In addition to writing and advocating for animals, she enjoys hiking, cooking plant-based meals, bouldering at her local climbing gym, and curling up with a good book and her long-haired cat, Freyja.

Kelly Frantz has recently joined the HAP family as a blog writer. She is passionate about animal protection and is excited to educate the community about animal welfare.