HUMANE ACTION Pittsburgh wants to improve conditions for wildlife in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania, starting with revising Pittsburgh's trapping laws that allow animal control officers to trap any animal without a justified reason. Many trapped animals experience terrible suffering and even death due to inadequate trapping procedures, including leaving animals inside traps in extreme weather and for extended periods of time.
HAP supports Wild Neighbors communities, where humane and non-lethal solutions are given priority when addressing human and wildlife conflicts. Thus, HAP has developed a city ordinance that would allow for trapping only in emergent situations when absolutely necessary for the safety of humans and other animals. HAP is diligently working towards having this ordinance passed in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.