In December 2015, HUMANE ACTION Pittsburgh successfully drafted and worked for the passage of two ordinances to protect mill-bred animals.
The first is the first retail sales ban of dogs, cats, and rabbits not from a shelter or rescue in Pittsburgh in the state of Pennsylvania. The Ordinance makes it illegal to sell commercially bred dogs, cats, and rabbits within city limits.
The companion ordinance requires any licensed breeders and kennels to disclose the kennel license and sales license in all advertisements.
Since passing these laws in Pittsburgh, HAP has worked with Sharpsburg, Bellevue, and Wilkinsburg to pass similar legislation.
In collaboration with HAP, a team of bipartisan legislators, including Representatives Jason Ortitay (R) and Anita Kulik (D) are working on passing not only these requirements on a state level, but six total bills addressing the most crucial issues for mill-bred animals.