Thursday, 28 April 2016

STOP YULIN - Our Open Letter

Dear Chinese Authorities:

   We as individuals of the World are reaching out and extending our attempts to reach you in one powerful and united voice.  A voice that we are hoping that you will take the moment to hear, acknowledge and join.

   At this point we are convinced that you are aware and know of the many concerns/issues that are being brought to light due to the dog/cat meat trade that continues all year round, and that many other concerns that are unearthing due to these actions that are claiming and torturing these countless victims.

   We acknowledge that stopping this way of living will be a difficult task, but we also know that backing away and not being part of this so-called "tradition" or "culture" as some believe it to be, is merely giving the public and society a blank canvas of the truth that is occurring. It is the acknowledgement and taking of action on your part, as authority figures, enforcement and those of power, that methods and strategies are established in order to solve/prevent the issues and concerns that are at hand.

   As a responsibility and duty on your part, your influence and power, immediate actions and stands are needed urgently, whether it be the development of animal rights/welfare laws, society awareness on health/safety concerns linked to these actions or the consumption of the meat, to speaking out and bringing attention to the public - it is a united stand that we must take in order to bring resolution and prevention in the hopes of saving life and bettering the World around us for animals and for humanity.

   I am sure that you are well aware of the mounting pressure that is continuously increasing and that this nationwide outrage & outcry is far beyond just animal welfare issues and concerns, but also the health and safety issues that are effecting the citizens and individuals who are taking part in this trade, such as: drugging and poisoning of these innocent babies (dogs/cats) which can transfer such toxins to those who consume or prepare the meat, the unsanitary conditions and treatment (diseases/viruses/illnesses) and also the establishment of health concerns due to rabies transmission.

   This continuous uproar and outcry is what fuels the awareness and pressure, stemming from the countless nationwide voices of individuals, organizations, worldwide protests, petitions, the power of media coverage and viral branching out from social media & networking etc.  With over 4 MILLION signatures on our petition, plus the escalating numbers of countless others, along with media - this trade has gained much attention that cannot and should not be ignored or backed away from, and we are hoping that you, Chinese Authorities will proceed to do what is necessary and right for the welfare and well-being of the innocent at risk.


    This battle is far from over, and the pressure of the voices of the World will continue to stand strong, powerful and united.  Please stand along with us, not only as a voice but as a positive role-model, making a difference for the lives of the innocent, the reputation of your country, and a better world for future generations.  We can make this happen, but we all need to play our parts.

Thank You

Monday, 25 April 2016

WE ARE ONE: Never Turn Away

When it comes to suffering we are all as one
Whether different gender, species or race
Some cry out with no speaking of words.
But the pain is expressed upon their face.

With each silent tear that is shed from their eyes
Within their hearts holds the cruelty they live
And yet with this truth many choose to ignore
instead of compassion that we should give.

Who are we to look away
and close our eyes to what is being revealed
for if we don't form the circle of compassion
then it is their fate that is surely sealed.

If not today then when is the time
to make that stand and show we unite
for their welfare and life reside in our hands
and it is up to us to make that stand and fight.

Written By Douglas Atherton

Sunday, 10 April 2016


   With April being Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month, We at Raise Ur Paw, are hoping that individuals will unite in support to raise awareness of animal cruelty/abuse.

    This year 2016, we are aiming our efforts higher, and anticipate a larger number of support in raising awareness against the inhumanity and cruelty that our innocent voiceless endure & face on a daily basis.  Not only will we be once again doing our Prevention of Animal Cruelty Awareness ribbon campaign, but we have also included our #LetsGoOrange Prevention of Animal Cruelty Challenge.

   The Prevention of Animal Cruelty Challenge is the involvement of individuals worldwide – which consists of participants to wear orange and make a stand for the innocent in promotion of awareness of this plague that is destroying and even taking innocent lives every day.  Participants are requested to either take a picture, a video or any other supportive method wearing their orange proud, along with the use of the hashtag #LetsGoOrange. 

     We all have the power to educate, encourage, and empower others to become aware of the issues at hand and join in the fight to bring an end to this inhumanity.  The challenge is to encourage and nominate individuals to involve themselves along with countless others to make the world orange.

    Please Take part in this challenge, and challenge your friends, family and other individuals – Together United We Can Make A Difference – But That Difference Starts With You.

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Friday, 8 April 2016


Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

   As a Canadian Citizen, and animal rights activist/advocate, I feel it is my duty and responsibility to innocent life in need to request your attention upon the Canadian Seal Hunt that is being permitted to occur within this great country of ours.

   I know that there are some individuals who continue to find this industry as something essential, necessary and beneficial to our economy – but in all due respect, it is a fading industry that the Government still finds vital to subsidize.

    As you are well aware, our country is constantly faced with many other issues/concerns that need our immediate attention and financial assistance (education, health care, employment etc.) So why are we still providing funding to an industry that is not only fading but also inhumane, a cruel and barbaric destruction of life in order to fulfill a demand that is no longer present..

    Many countries have already united and banned the importation of commercial seal hunt products, and with much guarantee other countries will follow, which will shrink the global market considerably.

    It is with these bans and the constant raising of public awareness of the brutality and issues that this industry consists of that will generate further negative outcomes – outcomes that will surely affect our country if we do not make the right decision and withdraw ourselves and funding from this unnecessary and inhumane business.

    We are truly hoping that you will stand along with countless others in the fight to stop the seal hunt industry – don’t let a dying-industry seize and destroy innocent life and the life of this great country of ours.

Thank You


Monday, 4 April 2016


Dear Friends:

   PREVENTION OF ANIMAL CRUELTY MONTH is finally here, and we at Raise Ur Paw are thrilled to inform you that our 2016 LET'S GO ORANGE campaign is in full swing and has expanded to not only raising awareness against animal cruelty, but also producing and distributing ANIMAL CARE PACKAGES ( blanket, treats, food, and other necessities) to innocent lives within shelters and humane societies.

   It is also a great pleasure to report that this year we have received a much higher demand for our PREVENTION OF ANIMAL CRUELTY AWARENESS RIBBONS - extending the awareness fuller in shining the light on animal abuse and cruelty.

   Due to relying upon the contributions of others, we have set up a donation page in hopes of raising enough money to fulfill the goal in which we have set - for not only the campaigning and efforts of our federally incorporated not-for-profit, but for also the essentials and products in which go towards our animal care packages for the innocent lives in need.


   Your contributions and support would be greatly appreciated - and as a SPECIAL RAISE UR PAW THANK YOU with each donation of $5.00 you will receive your very own Awareness Ribbon.  Even the littlest bit of help makes a World of difference for a life in need.

Thank You From All Of Us At RAISE UR PAW!