Friday, 26 January 2018


As we approach another year of Canada's annual commercial seal hunt, we acknowledge and appreciate with much thanks to the countless outcries and awareness that is being brought by worldwide communities ( individuals and organizations) demanding with much pressure and urgency towards the Canadian Government to ban this seal harvest once and for all.

However, due to the lack of acknowledgement and attention that is being received from the Canadian Government and those of political power and influence involved on this issue, we at Raise Ur Paw, a Canadian Federally Incorporated Not-For-Profit are establishing a march to Save The Seals -- which we plan to hold in March 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario, bringing with us not only the countless international signatures provided on this petition but also hoping to gather worldwide support and participation from individuals and organizations, joining us and uniting our voices as we make this imperative stand.


With your support and participation in March to Save The Seals, you are not only raising public awareness on the inhumanity and cruelty that goes hand in hand with this annual seal slaughter, and speaking up for the countless lives of these sentient beings, in which suffer and die at the hands of a dying industry --- but you are making a united stand globally to demand that your voice be heard and acknowledged as we go the distance to urgently pressure the Canadian Government to remove this dying industry from the life support that they have kept it on for way too long.

We as compassionate individuals of humanity need to advocate for the safety and protection of innocent life --- for their survival, welfare, and well-being, and be active role models that show the world that we believe that all innocent life matters & should not be treated in a way that subjects them to such inhumanity and cruelty for any means.


Our work and efforts is made possible through contributions from individuals like yourselves, who want to make a difference in the world in which we live in --- at this very moment we are holding a #SaveTheSeals Global Movement Tshirt Fundraiser, in which you or someone you know can order or donate to aid in the efforts to Save The Seals -

We Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for being the voices that are desperately needed at this time. You can follow us on twitter @RaiseUrPaw and be part of the action.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

#SAVETHESEALS Global Movement - Open Letter To Government of Canada To Ban Commercial Seal Hunt

Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Honourable Members of Canadian Government:


     As a member of humanity, citizen of Canada, and President of Raise Ur Paw, a federally incorporated not-for-profit, I have always believed that our country has been one in which is the best place to reside -- that we as a country believe in the rights of individuals and that life truly means something imperative than just mere existence.  We believe in fairness, compassion and so much more that makes it literally feel like a true family and unity.  A life in which even my daughter should feel proud and empowered to live by.  
           It is with this belief and with the strong hope that this imperative and heartfelt letter will reach your attention and hearts, urging your immediate action to take a historic step to ban the commercial seal hunt and remove any involvement of the Canadian Government's part to the annual seal harvest.   As well as hoping all recipients in whom we have emailed this letter too will support and urge you to do the same as well.

    As political figures of power and influence, and public servants to the people of the country of Canada, like myself and countless others, that you open your hearts and allow our message and voices to reach your humanity --- to observe the reality of the inhumanity and cruelty that goes hand in hand with such a barbaric harvest of life, to view the imperative and numerous evidence that occurs during these annual seal hunts and the major worldwide markets placing bans on the importation of seal products.  How much further does one must go to gain your attention -- how many more lives must endure or be subjected to such inhumanity before such an issue can no longer be ignored?

     These seals, in which are sentient beings are enduring horrific acts of brutality ( even pups which are between the ages of 3 weeks to 3 months old) -- and that the evidence and facts that are constantly being brought through growing documentation and images which present barbaric attacks on them with such instruments as "hakapiks" or shot in the head -- even some claims that some are even skinned while still being alive, as well as major worldwide markets placing bans upon the importation of seal products should be enough proof that grasps your attention for dire action to ban the commercial seal hunt, instead of turning a blind eye, ignore or create attempts to defend and promote in order to keep this dying industry on life support.
and yet it still continues on.....

       This contentious matter should not be something to debate --- or have more decades of individuals and organizations around the globe continuously regurgitate the imperative facts and evidence in order to attempt further to gain your attention, while hundreds of thousands of innocent lives endure this form of cruelty and death in order to fulfill some market that is no longer in demand for.  Today should be the day that we foster a kinder and compassionate world and future for all living beings, and make the efforts to achieve such goals that will better our world, instead of leaving a blemish that will not only jeopardize the lives of such sentient beings but the future generations of ours as well.

    So is this really how we truly want our country to be observed as or have this type of reputation? Do we not want to show and be role-models of compassion and humanity towards innocent life?  

     We believe that it is our duty and responsibility, as individuals and members of the human race to urge with much pressure and urgency to reach out to the Canadian Government and those involved to help make a difference and stop the annual seal hunt - to rethink their stand and remove their participation ( financial through subsidies) and find real solution to this issue, perhaps a federal sealing buyout, instead of continuing down this path that continues to affect our country and the lives of beloved seals.

Let's Make This Historic Step Together To #SaveTheSeals - Over 58,000 International Voices Signed Our Petition already --- Please Also Take The Moment to Show Your Support By Checking Out Our Latest Update As Well -

Yours most sincerely

Douglas Atherton
President of Raise Ur Paw

cc: via email
Jane Goodall Institute of Canada
Canadian Wildlife Federation
Humane Society International Canada
The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
IFAW International Fund For Animal Welfare

Email Addresses:  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau -
                                 Minister of Fisheries and Oceans - Dominic LeBlanc -