Thursday, 29 September 2016

Does BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) Really Work?? You Be The Judge!

  Although we are observing more bans occurring on innocent breeds, "pitbulls" mostly, and more places jumping onto the bandwagons for BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), like Montreal previously did, there is still that whole question that looms within the air, Does BSL really work? will it truly be effective? or is it simply a reaction to make people believe that they will be safe from dog attacks/bites by canine breeds.

    When it comes to such dilemmas like dog attacks, in which a person is either injured or killed, it increases the instant reaction that communities must be protected from dangerous animals, and thus leads Governments and Public Officials to adopt or consider BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) as a possible, and easy solution to making society feel safe, whether or not the proof is there that such a method or strategy actually works.

    We must understand and acknowledge that the BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) is basically a discrimination against a breed of dog, and applies such racial and unfair profiling towards that certain breed, even if the canine is a threat or danger to the community or not.  It is due to this discrimination that punishes and forces unfair restrictions and regulations not only on the breed of dog in which the legislation is applied too, but also the responsible owners of such canines as well, and basically doesn't hold irresponsible owners accountable for their actions or roles.

    But how effective is BSL really? ... well according to much research, it seems that countless countries etc who have already put BSL into effect, are actually now re-examining and in some cases repealing the applied legislation due to the recognition of existing problems and issues that go hand in hand with Breed Specific Legislation.. and these are only a few:  BSL leads to increased costs to the community, causes issues with responsible dog owners due to being punished & forced to comply with unfair regulations of this legislation, forces irresponsible owners to choose other breeds (forcing officials to continue to apply other breeds to the BSL list), re-educating enforcement officers to properly identify & basically become experts on breeds, forcing individuals to leave communities in order to keep their "fur-family" members, and no evidence of decreasing animal attacks/injuries or other improvement once the ban has been put into effect etc.

    If by chance that a community, or society want to find suitable and appropriate solution to the problems in which they are faced with when it comes to "dangerous dog" incidents, then the very first thing that must be done... is rethink and drop the idea of a possible breed specific legislation... it just doesn't work & is not the answer they are wanting to solve this dilemma.  What must be done and very imperative, is a complete address upon the matters at hand and find alternative strategies without having to put targets upon the backs of innocent canines.

    Such an address of this concern, should immediately and foremost be put toward the concern of irresponsible ownership - an effective method of animal control, once this has been established and brought to the table, development of policies that deal with these forms of incidents and with "dangerous dogs" can help in order to protect community citizens, and by developing strict animal control enforcement methods and definition of threatening behaviors within all breeds. Doing just these few things give a fair process and measurable actions that will not discriminate against any specific breed, will not lead to the murder of countless innocent lives or punish responsible owners or breeds, and it will create a more effective solution then what the BSL has to offer.

JOIN TODAY FOR H.O.P.E (Helping Out Pitbulls Everywhere) --- October 2016, Pitbull Awareness Month #RaiseUrPaw4Hope. Spread the Message, Raise Ur Voice Against BSL, and Make A Stand For Pitbulls Worldwide.


Wednesday, 28 September 2016


    It is with great heartbreak and sorrow that we announce that on Sept. 27th, 2016, Montreal, Quebec followed through and passed the BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) on innocent pitbulls, despite the outpour of pleas and cries of worldwide individuals and organizations to not permit such a ban to occur.

    Even a day after news hit social media & media outlets like a tsunami, it is still shocking  and heartbreaking that due to an incident, that an entire breed of life, is now not only banned & being punished, but that innocent lives within shelters can no longer be adopted out & that they be murdered for mere fact that they were born of that breed.

     As an individual of humanity, I do send out my sympathy and condolences to the family of the woman who perished due to a brutal dog attack, which sent all this into motion -- because a loss of a family member is a pain that no one wants to feel or experience. It is this loss of a family member, that more individuals within the communities will experience, due to BSL, that innocent lives who have done absolutely nothing wrong will either be killed or punished for actions, that could be due, to an individual who didn't have control over their canine companion. It has even been stated that the dog identified in the mauling of this poor woman was a pitbull, but even though the ban has gone through, the police state that they are still waiting upon the DNA Test Results of the animal.

     But, someone somewhere, who had this much fear and ignorance, took this opportunity to see an entire breed suffer for such actions, and that these emotions played a huge active role in forcing individuals to literally punish their "fur-family members" or even give them up to be executed for crimes in which they did not commit.... and it truly sickens me that Government officials would force this cruel treatment on individuals who love these "Children" like their own.

Montreal Passes Controversial Ban On Pitbulls:

     I know that me being an animal activist/advocate would lead people to believe that I should be obligated to feel this way about BSL -- but I am a human and pet parent, who even if wasn't an activist/advocate, I would still find it morally wrong and sickening that Governments go to these full extents to target innocent life, and try to excuse it by stating "to keep people safe" and yet they permit pedophiles, ex-murderers etc to live next door to us... or walk freely within society...

      It is imperative to know that such methods as the BSL improves nothing in the attempts to keep society safe, it just merely creates more problems and concerns -- raising more issues to come to surface, and in turn jeopardizing more than just the safety of the society... If we continue as humanity to allow such bans to continue... then any breed is facing threat on the chopper's block, and are we really prepared to have our "fur-family" member added to that list? 


Monday, 26 September 2016

RAISE UR PAW FOR H.O.P.E: Pitbull Awareness Month This October


What is H.O.P.E? 

   We at Raise Ur Paw, wanted to bring to the world a message of H.O.P.E (Helping Out Pitbulls Everywhere) in hopes that individuals around the globe will make the stand and become advocates for these innocent canines, and help bring to an end the BSL (Breed Specific Legislation).

    For way too long the Pitbull breed has not only been sentenced to a life of homelessness and killed due to their breed, but they have literally been labelled & targeted as "dangerous", due to fear and ignorance of humanity.  We need the world to see that any dogs can become dangerous or a threat, if he/she feels threatened, abused or treated cruelly, or trained in manners which make them that way -- so really, any breed of dog can fall victim to the BSL, if we allow it!

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     That is why we need H.O.P.E, a time of appreciation and education about the breed, to raise awareness and bring to public attention that change of perceptions and stereotypes are needed, and that we all need knowledge and foster positive attitudes towards these beloved canines.. and not discriminate against an entire breed, because would we discriminate against the whole entire human race, due to one or two humans inflicting injury upon another????

     We need to unite and bring restoration to the image of the American Pit Bull Terrier, and stop BSL (Breed Specific Legislation ) from destroying more lives and families... for if Pitbulls are permitted to be a target, whose to say the breed of dog you have won't be next!

      So Let's Unite and Fight For H.O.P.E -- Tweet, Tag, Post and Share your images of you with your "fur-baby", and be part of the action: HashTag #RaiseUrPaw4Hope and let's make this world a world where no life is centered out.

Friday, 23 September 2016


Please ADD Your Name & Support To End Dolphin Captivity To The Petition Below - Be Part Of the Action To Give Back The Freedom To The Innocent Souls In Need:


     The Dolphin Freedom Forever (DFF) Movement was created by RAISE UR PAW, A Canadian Federally Incorporated Not-For-Profit, in 2016, to achieve measures and foundations that will aid in the freedom of dolphins from enslavement and exploitation within captivity.

     Like so many other individuals and animal rights organizations around the globe, the welfare and well-being of innocent life has always and forever will be Raise Ur Paw's number one priority, making it our mission to raise public awareness on the issues/concerns at hand, and see changes made in order to fully protect and save the lives of sentient beings from inhumanity, cruelty, abuse and other situations in which jeopardizes such lives... including those within the confines of captivity.

      Thanks to the documentary "Blackfish", in which made a huge impact by hitting society full force, opened the eyes of the world to the truth about captivity, showing first hand the inhumanity and cruelty that is behind this form of enslavement. and in turn lead numerous individuals, organizations, celebs and even some political figures to not only voice their outrage, but take part in battle to end such a heartbreaking exploitation and confinement of innocent life.

      It was truly this inspiration, along with much determination for the ban on orca captivity, that we felt that such a strong and united force could extend further than just orcas -- that such a branch could be divided and give hope to the intelligent and highly-social dolphins and other marine life that are being subjected and facing the same treatment, fate and lifestyle.

      We as an animal rights incorporation wanted to not only witness, but also believe enough in the compassion of humanity, that such support and reach can be provided for dolphins within captivity, that they too can receive the same bans upon aspects of their enslavement, like some in which captive orcas have achieved, and have individuals of humanity give to them the same support and foundation to help gain the freedom in which they should possess.


   The Dolphin Freedom Forever (DFF) Movement's mission and goals is making the changes necessary to help end dolphin captivity - changes in which will aid and support the efforts to fully protect the welfare and well-being of dolphins, providing them a voice and showing that their lives matter.  Such changes that we are hoping to achieve is retiring captive dolphins back to the wild or within sea sanctuaries, banning importation/exportation and breeding programs, and a full ban upon the exploitation for entertainment and profit-making purposes.

* The Removal of Dolphin From Lifestyle of Enslavement: 

    If you were to look up the definition for enslavement, it would say to make slave of, or to reduce to slavery, either way it is defined it perceives these lives within captivity on a daily basis.  They are imprisoned within concrete cells, forced to do "circus-like" tricks and completely robbed of their freedom, life, family and happiness.

Our Dolphin Freedom Forever (DFF) Movement is designed to remove such chains of enslavement from these sentient and social beings and have them retired back to the wild or within sea sanctuaries from such marine parks or captive facilities, where they can fully live out the rest of their days in their natural environment and freedom.

    According to reliable sources and documentation, such change can happen as long as guidelines are followed before such release:  guidelines in which include - being released into a pod in which they would naturally be part of, be able to survive, and that their health is monitored and that such captive dolphins do not possess or carry any diseases or health issues that may effect them or members of wild pod etc in any way -- captive dolphins should be monitored and checked by appropriate experts before any release can be fulfilled.

    If by chance such captive lives are unable to be released back within the wild, it is then that a strong plan should be set into motion: for long-term care of these beings, with appropriate and satisfactory expertise and care.

* Ban Importation/Exportation Of Dolphins:

    We as humanity, must be aware that dolphins did not just appear in captivity, they were either imported or exported from one location to another by force: like countless lives that have been caught and sold during the yearly Taiji, Japan dolphin slaughter - a massacre that still continues on to this day, stolen from their families and natural environments within the ocean, brought in from another marine park or facility, or born within the confines of such establishments.

    However they were brought into these marine parks/facilities, you can guaranteed that there is some psychological damage and trauma due to the stress, fear, frustration etc. that they have experienced or enduring during the capture and transportation -- even physical damage can occur.

    Such methods or rehoming, is an infliction of psychological and physical scarring, and these issues alone can contribute to behavioral and attitude changes among these beings (causing injuries or attacks upon other captive beings or audience members/trainers.)

     The Dolphin Freedom Forever (DFF) Movement that we are bringing to the table, will urge Governments to place a ban on such importation/exportation of such sentient beings - prohibiting the capture, trade, selling or buying of these beings and give harsh penalties to anyone that is caught and/or participating in such exchange or purchases.

* The Ban On Breeding Programs:

    Like the ban on breeding programs, which has been put into place, for captive orcas within Ontario, California etc  We are aiming for the same worldwide for captive dolphins. We are determined to witness and take part in the stopping of any breeding or impregnanting of any dolphin held in captivity within such facilities and/or marine parks around the globe - this ban will include any import/export or collection of any semen, any gametes, and/or embryos held by any captive dolphins or within the wild for the purpose of artificial or natural insemination and fertilization.

    Such Breeding Programs of Marine Parks and other facilities, has been deemed as serving no scientific purpose by reliable and high-standard sources, and that such breeding programs are being used to impregnate family members to family members (father/daughter or mother/son etc) which causes much concern/issues about genetic problems and negative behavioral actions.

* The Ban On Entertainment and Profit Making Purposes: 

    Dolphins, like captive orcas and other marine animals, within marine parks/facilities are continuously being exploited and forced to perform "circus-like" tricks and actions in order to entertain those that enter such establishments - such acts that these intelligent and highly-social beings would not/nor ever do within their natural environment.

     With such forcing measures, being confined within concrete cells with artificial social groupings, and enduring the stressful and unnatural environment of captivity, keeping lives within this enslavement is leading towards a negative outcome (on the innocent life, and the well-being of audience members/trainers)

     With much of the outrage and more truth appearing about the negative impact captivity has on these sentient beings (both psychologically and physically) - Marine Parks/ Facilities still continue to argue that such means is for educational and conservation purposes only - an argument in the eyes of many reputable and reliable sources say is simply not true.

      It has also been brought to attention, through some social media findings, that the possibility that trainers are using strategies and methods that many are finding to be acts of criminal and inhumane nature: such actions consist of holding back food from these innocent beings as a form of gaining obedience or applying it as a punishment, and that certain medications are distributed along with the food in order to control the behaviors of these animals - so that marine parks/facilities can continue on with these forced-upon actions they require these lives to perform.

     The Dolphin Freedom Forever (DFF) Movement aims to achieve a complete ban on such actions and upon the display, performance and entertainment purposes of innocent captive lives, and request a ban on such methods as a form of profit-making purpose of such marine parks/facilities - since there is absolutely no educational value or achievement from this form of exploitation.


    We at RAISE UR PAW have extreme high faith that our Dolphin Freedom Forever (DFF) Movement will indeed succeed in making much changes that are so desperately needed in the lives of captive beings around the globe.

    We believe that with enough support and backing, this movement can truly reach the end of captivity worldwide, and give back the freedom and life to these innocent beings that have been robbed of for way to long.


    As an animal rights organization and humanity, we have witnessed and experienced what the power of taking action and raising voices can do and achieve, especially when we stand united as one powerful force. We have observed differences being made in the lives of captive orcas, which in turn establishes that much stronger hope for the future of other sentient beings that are facing the same enslavement and fate.

     But yet even though the strength of hope is there, we still need to do our parts & contribute to the active roles in making this movement & change a reality, by doing this, we need to continuously use our voices, raise public awareness on the issue, keep fighting for the rights and welfare of these beloved animals, and gain support and backing from individuals, Governments and political figures -- writing emails or sending letters urging for such bans and movements to be put into motion.

    We need to think about what sort of message we want our future generations to receive, a world in which enslavement of innocent life is accepted and permitted, or a world where we as humanity removed the chains of captivity and gave back the freedom in which was robbed from these intelligent souls... 

 We would like to extend great thanks and much appreciation to the countless individuals, organizations and the removal of blindness from society about captivity, for all the dedication, tireless hard work, and determination that has helped to path to the future success that will one day bring an end to captivity.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016


To Individuals & Organizations of The World;

   We as humanity, are reaching out in request to please support and take part in the Dolphin Freedom Forever (DFF) Movement, a movement designed by RAISE UR PAW, a Canadian Federally Incorporated Not-For-Profit, to fight in the battle to stop dolphin captivity and make such enslavement a thing of the past.

    The DFF Movement, aims at achieving not only the retirement of captive dolphins within marine parks and other facilities, but also ban importation/exportation and breeding programs of such sentient beings, and bring an end to the exploitation of such life for entertainment and profit-making purposes.

    Over the past few years, the issues that go hand in hand with captivity have shone brighter then ever before thanks to the hard work and dedication of individuals and organizations worldwide - it is with this determination and public awareness that our nation not only witnessed the truth behind the captivity of orcas, but has gained extreme amount of support and certain changes to be made in order to make a difference. 

    We believe that such support and unity can extend further to the protection and awareness of captive dolphins and other sentient beings that find themselves or living the same sentence and fate that captive orcas are enduring -- and make such differences that will surely be a historic milestone in the ending of captivity once and for all.

   Our organization is hoping that we can depend on you, individuals of humanity, to support and bring forth more life to the Dolphin Freedom Forever (DFF) Movement, in order to reach and challenge  Governments around the globe to take firm action against captivity, and show compassionate leadership for the protection and freedom of innocent lives... a stand definitely worth taking.

We Hope We Can Count On Your Support Today :)


Monday, 19 September 2016

The DOLPHIN FREEDOM FOREVER (DFF) MOVEMENT: Let's Make This Movement A Reality!

  We at RAISE UR PAW, a Canadian Federally Incorporated Not-For-Profit, are writing to you as members of humanity to please JOIN countless others in support of the DOLPHIN FREEDOM FOREVER (DFF) MOVEMENT.

   The Dolphin Freedom Forever (DFF) Movement was established by our organization with the hopes of removing such chains of enslavement from these sentient and highly-social beings, through the retirement of captive dolphins back to the wild or within sea sanctuaries, to ban importation/exportation and breeding programs, and end the exploitation for entertainment and profit-making purposes.

But this success can only happen with your support and unity...

   We believe that with the battles being fought and the changes being made for captive orcas, in which the world has played enormous roles in, that such branches of historic milestones and strength and determination can also extend towards the countless other innocent lives in which are enduring and facing the same sentence and fate throughout the world... and that is why we are coming to you as humanity to help and support this movement and make this aim a reality.

How You Can Help Today:

  • Donate Your Voice & Sign The Petition:
  • Use Social Media As A Foundation:  Social Media is one great way to share and spread awareness - please take a second of your time to spread the message through facebook to friends, family, other groups etc or take to twitter and tweet out the hashtag: #DolphinFreedomForever - even the littlest bit of support and aid can make a world of difference in the lives of those in need.
  • Extend the Branch For Freedom:  The continuous actions and raising of public awareness is imperative to get this ball rolling in the right direction, campaigning, protesting and sharing the valuable information worldwide about the issues at hand and how support and unity can truly make a difference in the lives of captive beings.
  • Reaching Those Of Political Power & Influence: Writing, phoning, emailing or visiting your Members of Parliament is a step worth taking,  along with your support, their support helps greatly in seeing changes made - their voices and support brought to the table can increase the chances at making this movement a reality and bring further awareness on the issues at hand. 
  • Contact Your Prime Minister/President and Speak Out : The urging and pressure needs to be put upon your Prime Minister/President in order for such a movement to shine brighter for the lives of captive beings - so please take this opportunity, to call, write, or email and urge them to take part in the fight to save and protect lives. 

    It is these actions and voices that will make all the difference, for if such united forces can make difference for captive orcas, the same effects can happen in the lives of captive dolphin and other marine animals as well.

 We would like to extend great thanks and much appreciation to the countless individuals, organizations and the removal of blindness from society about captivity, for all the dedication, tireless hardwork, and determination that has helped to path to the future success that will one day bring an end to captivity.

Thank You 
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Friday, 16 September 2016

Open Letter to College Of Veterinarians of Ontario CEO & Registrar

Dear Mrs. Jan Robinson, CVO CEO & Registrar:

     We at RAISE UR PAW, A Canadian Federally Incorporated Not-For-Profit, are writing to you in regards to your response statement about the punishment that was handed to one, Dr. Mahavir Rekhi, St. Catharines, Ontario for his violent actions against innocent animals that were under his care.

      After carefully reading the statement in which you had given, I have to say that much questions began to appear, not only as a concerned animal activist/advocate, but as a pet guardian myself, how the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO) can stand by the sentence that was handed down.


      Does the CVO truly believe in the protecting the rights of the public to safe, competent and ethical veterinary care?  considering that you and the College of Veterinarians of Ontario believe that the 10-month suspension for such cruel and abusive actions in not only appropriate but considered "serious and severe"

     This whole situtation is not only upsetting but also angering,  due to the actions and behaviours of Dr. Rekhi, who countless individuals had trusted with their animal children, but also the actions and decisions of the CVO, who too have let down individuals with these mere "slap on the wrist" punishments handed to veterinarians for such cruel and abusive behaviours --- what lessons are truly being taught here?

      It is my opinion, and am sure the opinions of countless otehrs, that the CVO should have immediately revoked the license of Dr. Rekhi, the moment that the video proof, countless reports from ex-employees, and his guilty plea to these charged was presented -- and that local authorities should have been contacted, so that criminal charges could be laid.

    We are truly hoping that you will rethink your decision and take immediate action against Dr. Rekhi, not only for the victims and their families, but for the reputation of veterinarians and the College of Veterinarians of Ontario as well, that this Doctor has put a smudge upon.

Thank You



Saturday, 10 September 2016



     That's Right Folks, for the month of September, Animal Angels from all over the World are joining united to make a stand against these inhumane and cruel "Mills of Misery" -- and it is time that these mass dog-breeding operations and their crimes of mistreatment, negligence and inhumanity be brought to an end once and for all.

     We at RAISE UR PAW, a Canadian Federally Incorporated Not-For-Profit, are joining forces and reaching out to each and every individual to JOIN IN and take the challenge, raise awareness and "Raise Ur Paw" against these inhumane establishments of misery and suffering.


     During this month, we are requesting everyone to post their pictures with their pets, and attach the HASHTAG: #No2PuppyMillChallenge, along with 1 Reason why puppy mills need to be banned and stopped permanently.  You can nominate your friends, family, groups, celebs etc... and spread the message worldwide, challenging everyone to become involved in the fight against these horrific mills around the globe.

Sounds Easy Enough Right.... Well It Is....

   Tag your photos to @RaiseUrPaw, so that we can retweet to show countless others that you too Raise Ur Paw Against Puppy Mills and that you encourage adoption and fostering of sheltered animals instead of buying and contributing to puppymills -- cause we all don't want to participate in any misery or suffering of life.. 

Let's UNITE AS ONE and WORK TOGETHER as ONE POWERFUL FORCE to BRING PUPPY MILLS to an END --- Raise Ur Paw, Be A  Voice and TAKE THE CHALLENGE TODAY :) Your Support & Aid is Urgently Needed.

Thank You