Saturday, 27 August 2016


   We at Raise Ur Paw, A Canadian Federally Incorporated Not-For-Profit, are working towards the removal of the label "Property" from the description of innocent animals, and extending our reach to Government Officials to support and take part in seeing and acknowledging our voiceless as sentient beings.

       For way to long, the social attitude towards animals has indeed been one that is very confusing and in many cases bias -- observing some as family members/pets, and in another breathe viewing others as mere "benefits to humanity" (eg. food, entertainment, scientific sacrifices, along with other countless uses) leading to the creation of different laws and protection for different species of life.


       It is these attitudes and labels as "property", that is not only showing disregard to life, but is permitting such crimes against them to be accepted (in some cases), and observing such actions against life as something "normal" or routine in our daily lifestyles (eg. animal testing, food and clothing, entertainment, sports etc.)

      But in all honesty, it is this response and way of thinking that is truly interfering with permanently stoping these inhumane and cruel actions against animals, because of the loopholes that the label "property" and the words "benefits to humanity" create within our laws -- and the fact that many believe that it is morally wrong to inflict suffering, torture, pain and death upon innocent life and yet make reasons and excuse the actions against others -- even if we can clearly observe that they are visibly wrong.

      Let's take a look for a moment at our Justice and Legal Systems, sure they have created such laws to protect animals -- but they too have played their roles in extending the confusion by highly limiting the type of legal protection and security that we give to our voiceless (protection of one, but excuse the actions of others), permittance to allow innocent lives to suffer due to reasons such as "benefits humanity", leaving open the inability to fully protect all species due to restrictions and excuses, giving offenders less consequences and punishments for their crimes, and even exemptions that allows & protects such industries, corporations etc. from facing any kind of punishment.

     Just with these issues and concerns alone, should enhance our determination and pressure to remove the label "property" from upon these sentient beings and make the stand to increase the power of authorities, update laws and strengthen consequences against such actions, whether against an individual or a huge corporation -- cruelty is cruelty, with no exemptions or excuses.


     What we can do as a compassionate species is not only take the pledge to be a voice, but also be a stand and action taker as well, to unite as one and show that we are no longer going to excuse or tolerate such actions of inhumanity and cruelty, or consider these innocent beings as mere "property" such as:

  • Extending the pressure to Government officials and urge them to remove such label as "property" from upon the innocent, update and strengthen laws, enforce stiffer consequences and punishments for acts of such crimes, and gain support from these political influences to make the stand and be a voice for animals worldwide.
  • Raise Public Awareness on the issues and concerns at hand, whether through campaigning, protesting or just sharing valuable and imperative information that can increase the support and attention of society and individuals.
  • Write letters or send emails to figures of influence
  • Be actively involved with other animal rights organizations, or create your own group etc raising support and voices from other individuals sharing the same interests and compassion for animal rights and welfare.
  • Create Petitions, flyers, posters - creative ways to gain attention against the issues at hand.
Even the littlest bit of assistance and support can make a world of difference.

Friday, 26 August 2016


When will we as humanity witness a breakthrough for animal welfare? especially when there are so many industries that still continue the process of cruelty and torture upon innocent lives within the meat industry.... and now-a-days this is becoming an extreme issue and concern that needs to be addressed immediately.

     If you were to take a look at the "Chicken Industry", for example,  you would observe first-hand the type of inhumane process in which takes place in order to fulfill the demand of the consumers craving the meat of these poor birds.

     You must understand that these defenseless birds within the industries are bred to suffer... forcing them to endure genetic processes which literally enhances their growth at a rapid pace - such a method can cause many defects to the bodies, like crippling of the legs under the weight of their massive bodies, troubles in breathing, and sometimes even heartattacks and lung failure.

     But the genetic manipulation in which these animals go through is only the tip of the iceburg of the cruelty and inhumanity that they endure.  Chickens within the meat industry are made to live their entire lives within confines that can be over-crowded, within small wire cages along with others, or by themselves where they can barely move -- literally packed wing to wing with countless others. 

     Even though the process in which they live, and how are they are grown is disturbing, along with the effects that take place with these processes - it is the method of death that surely sends chills down the spine of those that have compassion in their hearts for these innocent lives.

     For those who do not know what "Live Shackling" is - it is a system in which many industries use and live by - such methods of this system consists of chickens being dumped upon conveyor belts and the workers shackle the fully conscious birds.  It is then that the birds within these shackles are taken to what is known as "Electrified Water", a process that immobilizes the birds without unconsciousness, right before their necks are slit by a slicer.  In some cases though, improper shackling of these birds can lead to missing the slicer, and become drowned in the hot scalding water that they are then dumped in, in order to remove feathers.

Believe it or NOT... these actions of cruelty & inhumanity happen to billions of lives each year, in order to fulfill the demands for chicken.


 As humanity we need to make our voices known and take action :

  • Imperative to contact Government Officials and let them know of the situation at hand, and what needs to be done in order to improve such birds lives and treatment.
  • Increase animal welfare & well-being laws, so that such actions of inhumanity and cruelty will be punished accordingly and gives higher protection to the lives that are in desperate need of help.
  • To protest and raise awareness against such industries who are getting away with such acts & raise public awareness on the horrors of the meat industry.
  • Reach out to individuals worldwide for support and urge veganism to be the choice in order to save innocent lives.


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

WE STAND WITH ANITA - Activist & Animal Angel Facing Charges For Giving Water To Pig

    We at Raise Ur Paw, a Canadian Federally Incorporated Not-For-Profit, are joining along with countless others in protest over the charges that were laid upon Anita Krajnc -- and we truly hope that you will assist and be a voice too.

      For those of you who don't know the story - Krajnc, an animal angel and co-founder of "Toronto Pig Save" is charged with mischief and faces jail time or maximum of $5,000 fine for providing water to innocent pigs within a tractor-trailer as they were heading to Fearman's Pork Inc. in Burlington on June 22, 2015.

       With her trial starting today (Aug. 24th, 2016), her lawyers and countless individuals from all over stood by her in support, and not just around the courtroom, but through social media as well -- even doing the hashtag #PigTrial, which was already seen trending. 

        To us as animal activists and individulas of humanity, we find the whole idea and scenerio that Anita is facing, is not only ridiculous, but unspeakable as well -- it shows that our legal system desperately needs to be questioned, who is it that our justice system truly protects and shows individuals that doing the right and humane thing could lead to consequences instead of heroism, in which individuals that care should receive.

      We must also acknowledge the fact that there was absolutely no harm done, sure it may have upset the company in which uses these defenseless animals as meat etc, or make profit of the deaths of these lives, but does that really come before helping a life in need, or giving a gesture of humanity, in which Anita acted upon by giving an innocent life in need a mere drink of water -- a life that was confined inside an over-heated vehicle with countless others?  She made a stand and showed that life came first - before profit, before humanity, and before the demands of those who make profit off and those who consume these beloved animals.

       Our country has set laws into place to protect the welfare and well-being of life, from harm, cruelty, abuse and inhumane actions -- and yet those who believe strongly in the rights and welfare of animals , and do their active parts to fulfill and achieve that goal are being punished, that is truly a heartbreaking shame -- especially when there are so many companies, industries etc that are continuously getting away with their crimes of cruelty because it is a so-called "benefit to humans" (animal testing, fur fashion, food, entertainment, trophy hunting and many others)

      We need  to show the Governments and the World that COMPASSION IS NOT A CRIME, and share Anita's story and stand by her side during this time -- united we stand in making a difference, because after all if we don't, who will!



Wednesday, 17 August 2016


   We at RAISE UR PAW, A Canadian Federally Incorporated Not-For-Profit are bringing this proposal to you in hopes of gathering enough support and influence to ban the inhumane devices called GLUE TRAPS.


   Considered to be the most inhumane, torturous and health risking devices invented for the removal of rodents, snakes etc from one's home, business or place of establishment, these glue traps are also endangering the lives in which it is produced to remove, but also in other animals and even human beings as well - adding risk and injurty to health, life and well-being.

     Many individuals who are using such forms of removal are unknowingly setting up and/or purchasing devices of cruelty, not fully understanding the effects and process in which these devices inflict upon innocent life and the hazards that they can create.  Such companies who are manufacturing and distributing such methods to society, are not providing the consumers with the appropriate information and warnings that these devices should in fact consist of.

     Individuals observe glue traps as trays in which are covered with an adhesive that kills the life in which it has entrapped -- freeing there residence etc from these "little intruders", as some would call them.  However, what many are not understanding that this adhesive in which is used is actually a highly toxic chemical, and that due to these facts and according to sources that using such methods is not a rapid and painless death for such lives, in fact, it is completely the opposite. 
    The rodents and other animals who are victims of these traps, have been known to suffer extremely for the amount of time that it takes for them to perish.  Such extreme suffering can come from the intense stress and fear, starvation, dehydration, exhaustion and injuries that can occur from the efforts of trying to escape from this device --- known injuries have been ripped or torn patches of fur & skin, observations in which some of the victims have literally chewed threw their own limbs, or in other cases succumbing to exhaustion and collapsing face-down within the adhesive and suffocating.  Such an immense torture can even last up to approximately 3-5 days, depending.

       However, some of these victims or other animals who have accidentally got caught within these traps have managed to escape, some with extensive injuries, or bringing along with them the adhesive toxic chemical that has remained present upon their fur, feathers etc.  In these such cases, if another animal catches and/or devours the "escapee" -- they too can become seriously ill or even perish due to the toxic chemical, or if the animal - such as a pet - consumes the chemical threw trying to lick or remove adhesive from their body.

      It is imperative to also know that such devices can also pose disease and health risks to human beings as well - even warnings against their use have even been specified by sources due to the fact of threats of viruses that can be spread due to bites, through bodily fluids that have been distributed through fear, stress, and loss of control by death -- or by the adhesive, if improperly disposed of. 


    It is our proposed solution towards this situation that a complete ban be put into effect upon these cruel and inhumane devices in order to show zero tolerance for animal cruelty, to save and protect life from methods of inhumanity, and to prevent any form of health risks that can occur towards animals and/or human beings due to the use of and/or contact with such toxic chemical devices.

    We are also proposing that companies & industries that manufacture and distribute these forms of "rodent removal" be urged to supply the demand of consumers with humane methods, such as live traps,  and make it mandatory that such humane devices be produced instead of such methods that cause torture, suffering and death of such life, or lives that come in contact.


  • Urging Governments to play their active roles in the ban of such inhumane and cruel devices and support fully the ban upon such methods.
  • To reach for assistance and action of distributors, such as hardware stores, department stores and other businesses in which provide such products to consumers and request that they pull their support and involvement in the distribution and selling of such traps. 
  • Petition companies & industries that provide these devices to refrain from further development and distribution of these products and request for humane methods such as live-traps be manufactured in order to fulfill the demands of the consumers.
  • To extend our reach to individuals worldwide, to become aids and supporters of such a ban, and make a stand to help us successfully achieve our set goal & spread awareness in order to open the eyes of individuals, Governments etc. to the inhumanity and cruelty that such devices have on the innocent and the health & well-being of life as well.
  • To establish and present public awareness campaigns on the effects of such inhumane methods, distributing effective information and resources and demonstrate the importance of humane methods and alternatives in order to fulfill their demand for "rodent removal" etc.


The benefits of this proposed ban in which we hope to achieve is as follows:

  • The demonstration of compassion and zero tolerance towards animal cruelty and inhumanity of any kind.
  • Support the fight against animal cruelty and become influences to other business, companies, industries etc. to follow suit in attempts of ending torturous actions and methods against innocent life.
  • Protecting the well-being, welfare and safety of animals and human beings.
  • Reduces the use of toxic substances and/or chemicals that are used to manufacture such devices and within the process of "rodent removal" methods, and therefore reduces the risk of exposure, illnesses, and even death by these chemicals to animals and human beings.
  • Encouraging individuals to choose and become informed of more humane methods to rid their homes, businesses etc of these innocent lives without subjecting them to torture, suffering and death.
    It is imperative to know that we do acknowledge that such a ban may or may not cause some obstacles to appear with such a change - due to companies and distributors wanting to fulfill the demands of the customers with quick and easy removal of such animals from within their residence and/or places of business.

      However, such a change and ban will be beneficial, once individuals of our society acknowledge and understand the process and negative effects that goes along with using such methods - especially when it comes to the health and safety risks to our voiceless and human beings with such use.

     We believe and have faith that we can achieve this goal, in hopes of not just banning an inhumane device, but create another stepping stone towards the prevention of animal cruelty and abuse. 

      We hope that we can count on you to be a voice and make a stand for the innocent, to show that compassion does still exist within the hearts of humanity for animals within our community, in our country and within the world - Let's unite together as one & raise our paws for a better world and future for life.

Thank You

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Saturday, 13 August 2016

Ban Glue Traps: Our Open Letter

Dear Sir or Madame;

We at Raise Ur Paw, A Canadian Federally Incorporated Not-For-Profit, are writing to you in regards to the countless issues that are included with the use and manufacturing of the inhumane "glue traps" -- and as a distributor and provider of such products to consumers, we feel that it is extremely imperative that your attention and action is brought in order to save & protect the lives of the innocent from such cruelty that these devices are subjecting them too.

       Being well-known companies and industries throughout the country, and trying to supply effective products in order to fulfill the demands of the consumers, we are hoping that you will reconsider your involvement and participation in the distribution of such inhumane and cruel mechanisms.

      Your awareness and attention upon the effects of these products is necessary, an understand and acknowledgement that innocent victims in which become entrapped, endure extreme suffering, torture and death due to these traps nature -- including starvation, dehydration, exhaustion and even some succumbing to many severe injuries from such a process to rid households, businesses, and places of establishment of these little beings.

     Did you know that not only are these little lives enduring these forms of cruelty, but it could take up to approximately 3-5 days for them to perish -- a long torturous process, and you must understand that these actions of inhumanity do not just fall upon the shoulders of those that are manufacturing and establishing such methods, but also upon the participation of the distribution companies, and places of business that are providing them to consumers.

     We are requesting and truly hoping that you will play your active role in the fight against animal cruelty, and pull your support and participation from these "animal trap" companies - and choose to provide consumers with more humane devices such as live-traps to use.

Please Raise Ur Paw Today, and Do the Right Thing For Innocent Life.


Monday, 8 August 2016



     Through the worldwide power of social media and reports, we have all, in some-way, came in contact with or observed the horrific effects of animal cruelty and inhumanity, whether through articles in which people have posted, or images that leave unsettling and angering feelings within us.

     But even as we view or educate ourselves with the facts that are presented in front of us, many are still hiding behind the veil of denial and ignorance - turning away, ignoring or making unjustifiable excuses to unsee the reality that is forcing millions of innocent lives to be subjected too or endure torture, abuse and even loss of life to such inhumane treatment and actions.


    Through this blindness and ignorance, animal cruelty has been able to escalate - not only from individual's behaviours against our voiceless, but also from the actions of companies, industries etc that gain profit from such treatment -- attempting to fully excuse their actions as part of a necessity or benefit to the human race (ex. animal testing, captivity, culture, tradition etc.)

     Even our justice system has continued to fail our innocent animals - by creating laws that seem to merely strike at individual cruelty, with lenient consequences or loopholes in which some offenders are able to slip through, and turn a blind eye to many inhumane actions that industries have participated in or doing at this moment.

    That is why it is up to YOU - those who see the truth and refuse to be blinded, to make a stand and be a voice that are so desperately needed. It is about using the power in which you possess inside to educate, encourage and empower others to play their active roles in the fight to save and protect innocent lives, and bring forth awareness and justice against the issues at hand throughout the world.

    It is imperative that we, as humanity, pursue success in the battle against the countless forms of inhumanity and cruelty against our voiceless, to speak up and make our voices heard for the victims -- to show nationwide that there is zero tolerance for such actions against life, and to pressure for stronger laws that will give security and protection to the innocent.

     IT IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE - your time to not only be active players in the fight, but be examples that togetherness creates the difference that we want to see in the world - to be beacons that empower individuals to be the voices for the victims, warriors against the crimes, and pillars of encouragement and knowledge that will educate the next generation who will be following our footsteps and leading the future to a better world.


Friday, 5 August 2016


More and more we are hearing about news how innocent pets are being killed by police officers -- stemming from invasions of peoples homes, in backyards... and yes even at children's birthday parties.


     It is a constant issue that I believe needs more attention on, because honestly how can we truly feel safe, when innocent lives such as our beloved "fur-babies" are gunned down,  and many without any reason what-so-ever...  

    I have always stood and believed in our police services, to serve and protect as the statement goes - saluting and giving my highest respect to the brave men and women who risk their lives everyday in order to keep us safe and protected from the actions of those who wish to victimize us... but sadly, when you get those few officers that completely turn the tables and do opposite of what they should stand for.. it truly breaks my heart that these individuals are not only breaking down the reputation of police services, but also using the power in which they are given to take away the lives of the innocent.


    I want everyone to know that when I make this statement, my opinion,  I am NOT referring to every police officer or department, because there are countless men and women upon the force who do live by the statement to "Serve & Protect", who do make that stand and risk their lives in order to protect and keep us safe with much, much bravery doing it as well.  It is reflected upon those individuals who have literally destroyed people's lives, robbed them of their happiness and safety, and even partially removed that security that all individuals should feel when the police are around... 

     But when it comes to raising awareness about these killings and issues at hand,  we must take the time to acknowledge and make known that it is not just the police officers who claim these innocent lives, but the permittance of these deaths due to the legislation and discrimination against a specific breed -- and in many many cases it is the being on the opposite end of the leash that should actually be considered the fault and raiser of such a bad reputation.

      These issues at hand cannot be tolerated or turned away from --- for if we ignore these matters, anyone's pets are at risk and in danger--- and it is then that we will find ourselves facing the same tragedy and trauma as countless individuals who have had their beloved fur-babies fall victim to such actions.

Please Take the Time to Raise UR Paw and Be A Voice Against not only BSL, but also the issue of police enforcement killing innocent lives.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016


This blog entry that I am writing to you is a "PET PEEVE ALERT"  (all opinions, beliefs are mine and mine alone)

     Okay folks, truthfully now, how many of us vegan/vegetarians have walked into a restaurant (fast-food or not), or went to a community event gathering only to find that there is absolutely no vegan/vegetarians foods being offered... *my hand immediately raises*

     You walk up to the person who is either taking your order, or co-ordinator of the event,  and you gaze at the menu, literally straining your eyes to find that little speck of hope that these businesses, or events, have provided for you a taste of the lifestyle that you have chosen... and yet, low and behold, your dreams and hopes are completely shattered when the cashier or co-ordinator states "Well, we have salads and fries?" really...... 

       After a long and awkward pause.. you shake your head wondering, if these places realize that vegans/vegetarians do eat, that they do indeed enjoy quick and easy meals away from cooking and the hecticness of their lives.... we are human after all.

       I mean come on, we vegans/vegetarians are a high percentage of the population too -- so it is not like these restaurants are going to go belly up from offering us the same service as they do for those who are not vegan/vegetarian... or the community event barbeques etc - where we donate our money, or help out the same as everyone else and yet while others are feasting and devouring their hamburgers, hot dogs etc... we gaze down at the lonely bun that is the only choice that is presented to us... 

     I know, I'm complaining... but this is a real pet peeve of mine... as part of humanity, I do enjoy the same exact things as everyone else, except meat and animal by-products are NOT in my daily meal routine or life.. and like everyone else, well sort-of, I believe that a lifestyle choice should not be denied the same options and serves, and that provisions should be given in order to meet the demands of everyone and not just some... am I the only one that feels this way?

       If you have been through this, or even went to the grocery store where vegan/vegetarian products have not been or limited providing we want to hear from you.... if they don't hear the voices of the people NOTHING will change.