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“The Tiger King” – Exploitation or Entertainment?

“The Tiger King” – Exploitation or Entertainment?

Across social media, it seems everyone is posting about viewing the documentary “The Tiger King” on Netflix. Released at almost the same time as orders from governors across the US to stay inside and limit or eliminate interactions with other people, the documentary...
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...
No Plastic Please – the Initiative to Save the Planet!

No Plastic Please – the Initiative to Save the Planet!

You’ve seen the images on social media – the beaches covered with garbage, the marine life swimming through obstacle courses made up of garbage. The problem is universal, and a human one, in that it is one that humans can come together and solve. Single-use plastic...

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...