Our vision​ is a world without animal suffering where all beings are treated with compassion.


Love Your Wild Neighbor

Raccoons, groundhogs, and skunks are part of wild, wonderful Pennsylvania. HAP is working on a campaign to educate residents of Allegheny County and beyond on humane harassment techniques that serve as an alternative to trapping.

"no plastic please"

We are committed to eliminating single-use plastic and are proud to encourage and help local residents, businesses, and organizations reduce their plastic consumption.

What does the Model Humane City look like?

Founded in 2015, our goal is to mold our home city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania into America’s Model Humane City…and we are well on our way.

Our Victories

Passage of the Reptile Ordinance

On Tuesday, March 23, Pittsburgh City Council unanimously passed Ordinance No. 36, which bans the ownership of any Crocodilian species or any Red-eared slider, which includes alligators, crocodiles, caimans, gharials, and red-eared slider turtles.

Pittsburgh Zoo Starting AZA Accreditation Process

Following years of behind-the-scenes work by HAP leadership, on Friday, March 19, the Pittsburgh Zoo announced they were finally beginning the process of achieving AZA accreditation once again.

Arrests Made for Pigeon Poisoning

On Tuesday, March 23, four people were arrested after a HAP member found ten pigeons convulsing on the ground near the Frick Building downtown Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving Day last year.

Compassionate Living

Lean and Green Day Pledge

Did you know that in addition to hurting animals, eating animal products wreaks havoc on our environment and our health? For every day you eat vegan rather than consuming animal products, you save precious resources and at least one animal.

Compassionate Events

We are dedicated to promoting a compassionate diet and are excited to collaborate with local businesses and organizations in the Pittsburgh area.

Humane Education

We offer free speakers to present at high school and college classes, assemblies, and events, as well as houses of faith.

Upcoming Events

HAP 2021 Heroes Award Reception

HAP 2021 Heroes Award Reception

HUMANE ACTION Pittsburgh is celebrating 6 years of legislators and partners in animal protection! Join us for vegan appetizers and open bar at 6:30, followed by vegan dinner and program at 7:30. Cocktail attire. Free parking! PURCHASE TICKETS   Story Celebrating...

Welcome Back Picnic!

Welcome Back Picnic!

Please join us for a free, in-person, open air, “no-touch” potluck gathering on Saturday, June 5th from 9:00 to 10:30am at South Shore Riverfront Park.

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Get Involved

Want to get a little more involved? Join one of our campaigns or our education team.



Ready for a bigger commitment? HAP offers many opportunities to volunteer through temporary and permanent positions. If you are interested in applying, please check out our Volunteer page.

resources from Humane Action Pittsburgh


HUMANE ACTION Pittsburgh is here to help! We have developed lists of resources for various campaigns and projects to help you take action.