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Wildlife Corridors in Pennsylvania

Wildlife Corridors in Pennsylvania

Although many of us use outdoor recreation spaces extensively, this may be a year when our state, county, and city parks have been more valuable to us than ever before. We may think of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania as places with expansive amounts of green space...
Compassionate Gift Guide

Compassionate Gift Guide

​The holidays are upon us, and while 2020 means adjusting our typical holiday celebrations, that doesn’t mean the gift-giving has to stop! This year, choose compassionate gifts for everyone on your list! Compassion encompasses not just the animals, but also the...
The Life of a Thanksgiving Turkey

The Life of a Thanksgiving Turkey

This year, more than 49,000,000 turkeys will be served as part of Americans’ Thanksgiving feasts. This will be the end of a short and miserable life for a bird that was once referred to by Benjamin Franklin as a “respectable bird” and a “bird of courage.” Turkeys,...
Why We Adopt, Don’t Shop

Why We Adopt, Don’t Shop

This year, Humane Action Pittsburgh has been working hard to raise awareness about the conditions under which some commercially bred dogs are bred, born, and raised, building on previous work on a Puppy Mill Ban Ordinance. Earlier in October, Aimee wrote about...
The Horrors of Puppy Mills

The Horrors of Puppy Mills

Dogs are man’s best friend, and for great reason. They provide companionship, loyalty, protection, and unconditional love all their lives. However, man has faltered when it comes to fostering that relationship built on trust, instead commodifying them as a means to...