Wednesday, 22 February 2017

End Canada Commercial Seal Hunt: Our Open Letter To Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau & Canadian Government:

   We at Raise Ur Paw and individuals of humanity worldwide are extending our reach to you in hopes of gaining your attention and urging your immediate action to not only abandon the efforts to continue the commercial seal hunt, but to bring to an end this perishing industry in which has put blemish upon Canada.

    This urgency for action and attention has been requested for numerous years -- stemming from individuals, organizations and even celebrities who have worked determined and dedicated through protests, presentations, images and evidence in order to gain the support of the Government and its Prime Ministers to do what is needed to be done in order to save and protect the innocent lives of our voiceless from such inhumanity, cruelty and threat.

    Yet even with the extreme amount of awareness, markets globally for such products and distributions of seal diminishing, plus collapses, bans/prohibits of imports/exports from major trading partners (US & Eur) the Canadian Government and the Federal Fisheries Department are still blinded by their own reasons that this industry is humane and sustainable and even quotas of seals is being increased for products such as fur, seal oil (health supplement) and aphrodisiacs (things that I am sure we can live without)-- and that through this blindness, tens of millions of dollars from taxpayers has been distributed as subsidies to fund this dying industry.

     How can we as a civilized society excuse such actions that are being displayed by the commercial seal hunt and the role of the Canadian Government, to ignore the fact that this industry is causing an extreme threat along with climate change against the populations of seals, that it is giving the sense of unrealistic hope to those participating and made investments in the commercial seal hunt that things will get better, even though evidence is clearly showing that such ways of thinking is just a hope that is dying along with this industry.

    Through the outpouring of outrage and protest --- perhaps we can come to a beneficial solution, a strategy in which may just very well be a positive dealing for this issue and that is a Federal Sealing Industry Buyout: According to a poll that was conducted by Ipsos Reid,  between Dec. 7, 2009 - Jan 24th, 2010 (according to report) it revealed that half of Newfoundland Sealers (holding an opinion) supported a Federal Buyout of the Sealing Industry.  

     This buyout would not only compensate sealers and vessel owners (according to report) but it would also relieve the burden from taxpayers whose monies are going towards subsidies of such commercial seal hunt, and therefore such funding could be distributed to other issues that are in desperate need of attention and funding, and thus allowing the Canadian Government to bow away from the ties and participation it has with the commercial seal hunt.

      We believe that we can come together as a unity and create positive impacts and differences -- and that with leadership and influential support we can truly show the greatness of our nation and world for not just humanity, but for all life.

Please SIGN & SHARE this Petition - JOIN the Countless Other Voices Making A Stand To #BanSealHunt -->

Tuesday, 14 February 2017



   We as animal angels not only raise our voices & take actions for our innocent lives in need, but we also depend upon the assistance/duties and responsibilities of Government Agencies, in which are responsible for animal welfare and well being, to play their active roles in making sure that such enforcement and laws are in place to protect our voiceless as well.

   But it appears, according to reliable sources, that perhaps some certain agencies cannot be depended on, especially when you read reports about how the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) suddenly purged animal welfare information from a Government website --- literally taking it away from the public's view.

I, like many other individuals, found these actions to be not only unjustifiable, but also suspicious as well --- considering that countless investigators & watchdogs etc depend upon this imperative information in order to further their fight for the rights and welfare of animals around the country, and allows the public the freedom of being informed of such crucial information and reports.

    These reports included information on such places as Seaworld, dog breeders and puppy mills, zoos and circuses, and even taxpayer funded animal testing labs, among many others. Places in which have raised countless eyebrows and concerns, and now with the actions of the USDA more red flags and issues regarding such a step is now raising more attention and concern.

Link To Report:

   This poor and unjustifiable strategy on the USDA's part and the part of the administration is only protecting the actions of cruelty and inhumanity and permitting offenders/abusers a free pass by basically hiding away within the shadows this information from the public's knowledge and view-- not to mention, violating consumer's protection and freedom of knowledge as well.

    The USDA is in charge of enforcing the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), therefore their responsibilities and duties are for the animals & their welfare and well-being --- so why dispose of such imperative information that could literally help save and protect innocent lives from actions of cruelty and inhumanity?  the whole scenario seems to be a let down and failure to our innocent.

    We as humanity should have the right to answers and knowledge of what goes on behind closed curtains of such incorporation and industries --- and be provided this imperative information from such agencies that hold that duty within their hands to protect innocent life.  We need to make the steps and put the pressure upon the USDA to restore animal cruelty information back on their website --- and show individuals of the world, where they exactly stand.




Saturday, 21 January 2017

RAISE UR PAW CHALLENGE -- A Challenge For Life.


MAKE FEBRUARY ( Animal Adoption/Fostering Promotion Month)

The Raise Ur Paw Challenge --- What is it exactly and What Does It Do???

   The Raise Ur Paw Challenge, is a challenge in which we at Raise Ur Paw created in order to promote the adoption and fostering of sheltered animals in need -- and encourage individuals, like yourselves, to participate in and share with others for their involvement as well.

   With the countless images of beloved pets that are constantly being shared and tweeted out on a daily basis through social media (via Twitter and Facebook) in search of loving homes, families and second chances at life and love --- we wanted to take that extra step and create another method to better their chances.

    This challenge encourages participants who have been nominated to either make a video in which promotes adoption/fostering of sheltered lives, or the video could give a short message about the issues that causes countless lives to be brought to humane societies/shelters, or even a picture of yourself promoting adoption/fostering etc.  Within the video you must use the hashtag #RaiseUrPawChallenge and nominate at least 5 other individuals to become involved!  

   If by chance you want to add a stipulation to the challenge --- you can give nominated individuals 48 hours to accept or forfeit the challenge by making a small donation to an animal shelter or humane society of yours or their choice.

    We are hoping that this challenge will prompt and raise enough participation in order to better the chances for these loving beings to find their "fur-ever" homes and families & extend further the awareness that is desperately needed against the countless issues at hand that is leading these innocent lives within such places.

Please Unite With Other Animal Angels & Take the Challenge ... It only takes a moment to make a world of difference for a life in need.  Raise Ur Paw High Today and Believe In Second Chances For Love.

Thank You.

Raise Ur Paw 
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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Shut Down Bandung Zoo -- Open Letter to President of Indonesia

Dear President Joko Widodo;

   We at Raise Ur Paw and individuals of society are writing to you about the disturbing and inhumane viral video that has been circulating throughout social media -- showing within the Bandung Zoo in Indonesia a group of starving and skeletal-like bears: which according to many sources has been apparently going on for months.

    Judging by the matter at hand and the condition in which these innocent beings display, the Bandung Zoo is clearly and most-definitely negligent and irresponsible --- and that such actions against beloved animals should be seen as a criminal act.

   According to much research and through other sources, this is not the first time that innocent lives were treated in this inhumane and horrific manner -- many have even perished due to such actions within the premises -- without any remorse or changes in order to better or make difference to the welfare and well-being of these innocent beings.

   We are reaching out to you and extending the urgency to please take this imperative concern and issue into your immediate attention, and use your political power/influence to put pressure upon others within your Government to make the necessary and dire steps needed to save and protect these innocent souls that are enslaved and mistreated there.

     This form of action that we are requesting is one that will surely make a positive difference not only in the lives of the animals inhabiting there, but for the future generations to observe that we had come together as a unity to make the impact to protect and be voices for our voiceless and demonstrate compassion and respect by not tolerating or accepting such cruel and inhumane treatment within our modern society.

     We are truly hoping that you, as President of Indonesia, will shut down the Bandung Zoo, find and demand appropriate and suitable veterinary care for all the inhabitants there, re-locate these lives to either sanctuaries or within the custody of appropriate animal-rights organizations, and lastly, to make changes or create animal welfare laws so that this issue does not appear again.

Please RAISE UR PAW --- We Are Counting On Your Support!


Thank You
RAISE UR PAW @raiseurpaw


Monday, 16 January 2017



  We at Raise Ur Paw are very committed to helping not only animals worldwide, but to also aid and support the development of our youth and future generations through humane education.  This imperative learning opportunity will educate, encourage and empower our youths to become not only positive role-models and change-makers, but it will also help them become more compassionate, respectful, responsible and caring towards all animal species and the environment around the world.

   Through our H.E.L.P (Humane Education Learning Programs) we assist by preparing youth for life after they leave educational facilities, because we believe that future generations need to be instructed of a great number of other issues/concerns, besides just learning the basic curriculum.  Such learning experiences and skills that humane education offers will be a great benefit to our youth as they venture towards the future and proceed to make impacts and differences within the world.

    Our programs in which we are establishing will not only prepare and aid youth's development and growth into critical-thinking and compassionate individuals, it will also form the skills and abilities to aid in making the world around us a more humane and respectful place to live.

     Humane Education helps form the connection between humanity, environment and other species of life- it is this knowledge and learning experience that will aid in shining more light to the matters/issues at hand, and encourage our youth to contribute their thoughts, opinions, and positive empowerment in order for them to play their active role and add their contribution to making a difference.

BENEFITS OF H.E.L.P (Humane Education Learning Programs)!

  • Educate positive values within our youths : such as compassion, respect & responsibility
  • Encourages involvement and participation in making difference and empowering critical and creative ways of thinking.
  • Develops empathy upon animals: which aids and supports in creating solutions against the issues and concerns that our voiceless face and endure on a daily basis.
  • Provides age-appropriate resources, materials and experience.
  • Promotes awareness on the issues - and how they can play their active role in making changes and differences.
  • Motivates our youths to become positive influences and role-models for a better world and future. 
  • Aiding in the development and growth of skills and experiences in which they can use or incorporate into their daily lifestyles.
  • Creating more compassionate and respectful citizens within our society.
  • Shape behaviors and attitudes of our youth towards other individuals, animals, and environment.
   Education, Encouragement and Empowerment is key components in making a positive impact.  We believe that with enough backing and support from individuals, like yourselves, we will be able to achieve this goal by offering and presenting our H.E.L.P (Humane Education Learning Programs) to educational facilities and within home and community environments.  

    Please take this imperative opportunity and join along with other animal angels worldwide and support bringing our programs into the educational curriculum --- we can surely make the difference that we all want to see within the world and future.


Thursday, 12 January 2017

RAISE UR PAW CHALLENGE - Promote Adoption & Fostering Today!


    We at, RAISE UR PAW, are excited about giving you this challenge and presenting to you the opportunity to promote adoption and fostering of a sheltered life in need. At this moment there are so many innocent lives that are depending upon us, as humanity, to take that moment of our time and help them receive their forever loving homes and families and giving them that second chance at life that they so rightfully deserve.

JOIN US this FEBRUARY 2017 and make the month Adoption and Fostering Month!

    All individuals around the world are invited to take this challenge and nominate others to become involved in a fun and challenging way to play their active roles in promoting adoption and fostering of life.


   We are challenging everyone to either make a small video, or develop a creative design in which does any of the following:

  • The promotion of adoption/fostering 
  • Raising awareness on the issues in which leads innocent animals to shelters or humane societies
  • Shares stories of adoptive or fostered pets in which you have taken into your home & family.
  • Or even add a picture of you and your adoptive/fostered pet supporting this cause.
Remember to use the hashtag #RaiseUrPawChallenge and nominate at least 5 individuals  - They have the choice to either take the challenge or forfeit and make a small donation to any animal shelter or humane society of their choice.  (A common stipulation you can use is by giving them 24 hours to either enter the challenge or forfeit)

   The #RaiseUrPawChallenge and our not-for-profit incorporation is hoping to show that when each of us individuals contributes, even just a little -- it increases and supports our efforts towards making this dream a reality.  Only us, as humanity, can make the difference, and it is us who these innocent souls depend to help change their lives forever... we need to make their voices, our voices.



Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Go No Kill - Adopting No-Kill Policies Within Shelters

To Whom It May Concern;

   We as a compassionate society are writing to you in hopes that we can request everyone to please support and urge kill shelters to fully adopt no-kill policies in order to give full second chances for innocent lives in need.

    Although there are a countless number of no-kill shelters within our society today, there are still many others that still proceed with the extreme measures of euthanizing healthy and treatable life for the mere reasons that forever and homes and families cannot be found within certain time periods (stemming from one week to one month, depending on the space and policies), as well as the over-crowding and lack of space of facilities.

    It is our belief and within our opinion, that we can make a difference and have these kill shelters adopt no-kill policies and find adequate and humane methods in order to deal with situations that they find themselves in without using such inhumane strategies.  It is also with this belief that we feel that with enough backing, voices and support, we can truly reach this goal.

   Euthanasia should not/nor ever be used as a "solution" to over-crowded shelters, or for our innocent voiceless who have been over-looked and unable to find suitable and loving homes, especially since there are other alternative solutions that are present.

    With the support of individuals, like yourselves, we can not just encourage kill-shelters to follow in the same footsteps as other shelters, but also reach out and spread the imperative message that will also play an active role in making the changes necessary in the process of saving and protecting the innocent lives that find themselves within these facilities.


  • Reaching out to politicians and municipalities and request support, and encourage their voices in helping urge kill-shelters to change their policies.
  • Spreading awareness on the importance of spaying and neutering, which will help decrease animal over-population.
  • Educating on the importance of responsible pet ownership 
  • Urging such shelters to establish and maintain screening of potential adopters, to decrease the amount of animals who have been relinquished, abused, neglected, abandoned etc.
  • To encourage and urging re-training and rehabilitation of animals which may have behavioral problems (which can be achieved through much dedication and determination by caring and compassionate volunteer or staff members)
  • Raising awareness and promoting adoption and fostering instead of buying.
  • Relocating animals from "kill-shelters" to "no-kill shelters" 
  • Working at coming up with ways to gain funding so that kill-shelters can be provided with the necessary aspects so that they can change to no-kill.
  • Urging our municipalities and political figures to play their active roles in helping save/protect innocent sheltered life by making changes to laws so that euthanasia is unacceptable: unless the animal is suffering or terminally ill, and no medical treatment or methods can save them. 

 PLEASE JOIN US IN SUPPORTING "NO-KILL" and let's unite as one and raise ur paw to make this dream a reality... we can make this happen, and with a compassionate and dedicated network of individuals we can truly make "kill-shelters" places of the past and bring forth a new hope in humanity in the fight to protect and save innocent lives in need.

Raise Ur Paw
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