Legislator Support

HAP has worked with numerous cities, boroughs, townships, and all manner of municipalities over the years to express our shared commitment to animal and environmental protections. What follows is a collection of our proclamations and resolutions all with a shared goal of furthering our missing, and making the greater Pittsburgh region more compassionate and humane.

In February 2018, Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania Mayor Matthew Rudzki became the first mayor in the country to make our Proclamation declaring that all animals are sentient beings. After meeting with HAP, Mayor Rudzki was inspired to make his Proclamation at a Sharpsburg City Council meeting.

In March 2018, Monessen, Pennsylvania Mayor Matt Shorraw became the first city mayor in the country to make our Proclamation that all animals are sentient beings. After collaborating with HAP, Mayor Shorraw made his Proclamation at HAP’s 2018 Heroes Award Reception.

In April 2018, Bellevue, Pennsylvania Mayor Emily Marburger accepted our challenge and made our Proclamation that all animals are sentient beings.

In early 2018, Iowa Representative Steve King introduced U.S. House Bill No. 4879, a horrible bill that could have destroy countless animal protection laws enacted in the U.S. over the last several decades by completely undermining the ability for states to pass laws to protect animals. Representative King proposed an amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill based on his bill, and it was approved in April 2018.

Humane Action Pittsburgh was committed to stopping the King Amendment from being voted into law and encouraged people from across the country to write their U.S. Senators urging them to vote against the King Amendment.

HAP worked with Pittsburgh City Council to compose a Will of Council to express our city’s strong opposition to the King Amendment. With support from every City Council member, Councilwoman Erika Strassburger read the Will of Council that was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senators Toomey and Casey. If you want to watch a video of her presenting the Will of Council and another video of our HAP Treasurer, Sam Ahwesh, delivering our gratitude to Pittsburgh City Council for their hard work, please click the links above or visit our Facebook page.

Thankfully, the King Amendment was not included in the 2018 Farm Bill. Thank you to everyone who participated in our campaign and helped prevent this terrible amendment from becoming law.

More in Victories:

HAP Hive Pollinator Garden

Bullhook Plus Ban

Puppy Mill Ban

Legislator Support

The Game Changers

Heart of a Hero

Wildlife Corridors

Get Healthy Pittsburgh!

Restricting Wild Bird Trapping & Selling

Passage of the Reptile Ordinance

Vegan Night at PNC Park

Pittsburgh Zoo Starting AZA Accreditation Process

Arrests Made for Pigeon Poisoning

Plastic Bag Ban

Foie Gras Ban