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.

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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.

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   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.