RAAW - Reform Advocates for Animal Welfare

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We are concerned people who care about the welfare of animals and how they are treated and viewed especially those who t...hrough no fault of their own end up in shelters. We want change and believe animals should be the priority in shelters and not money. We came together as a result of 102 animals killed needlessly by OSPCA in May 2010 at the Newmarket, Ontario shelter and have expanded to include other animal welfare issues which plague our Province and Country. It is our hope to raise public awareness to the plight of animals and focus on initiatives which support rescue groups and government efforts to bring about change..

    Started 2 petitions

    Petitioning Kathleen Wynne


    Dog returned to abuser. An Espanola man, 28, was charged with causing unnecessary suffering to an animal, a young Anatolian shepherd, similar to the dog shown here in this photo illustration. APF photo We don't care what part politics plays in this story. We don't want to hear it.  http://www.thesudburystar.com/2016/01/12/espanola-dog-back-with-its-alleged-abuser OSPCA has been mandated to prevent cruelty to animals and receives millions of dollars every year from the Provincial government and from Ontario taxpayers to rescue and protect animals. Why did they not protect this dog who was returned to its abuser because OSPCA refused to step in claiming police had no authority to take dog. Yet a recorded message on the OSPCA emergency number instructs callers, after hours and weekends, to call local police if an animal is in imminent danger. No more excuses, no more spin - DO YOUR JOB There is no acceptable excuse for their refusal to take this dog from the police, who rescued it from its owner. They kept it as long as they could but did not have the resources to keep it indefinitely. That is the job of OSPCA. This owner was reported to OSPCA for the same offense in November. Why didn't OSPCA seize the dog from him at that time? Instead they have allowed this cruelty to continue. No more excuses, no more spin - DO YOUR JOB The head inspector for the Sudbury & District SPCA Tracy Lapping spent almost 3 weeks sitting in a hearing taking place in North Bay serving absolutely no purpose after the day she gave her testimony. Not only did she waste time but she is also wasting money from taxpayers who are paying for her hotel, gas, etc. allowing her to ignore her responsibility while this animal continued to be subjected to abuse. Perhaps if OSPCA could be contacted, this would not have happened. No more excuses, no more spin - DO YOUR JOB This is only one example of OSPCA not acting to protect an animal that was in danger. The Ontario taxpayers are sick of hearing lame excuses from OSPCA for their inaction. This is also demonstrated recently with their refusal to step in to protect at tiger at the the Bowmanville Zoo despite video evidence to support serious claims of abuse. There have been cows left in disgusting conditions,  dogs left in freezing temperatures and horses left to die of starvation. What does it take for the OSPCA to protect the animals who need protection? No more excuses, no more spin - OSPCA DO YOUR JOB

    RAAW - Reform Advocates for Animal Welfare
    2,414 supporters
    Petitioning Mayor Rob Ford

    Stop the Running of Bulls on Bay Street to promote the Royal Winter Fair

    The running of bulls on Tuesday, October 30 through Bay Street in downtown Toronto to publicize the upcoming Royal Winter Fair is a blatant disregard for animal safety and care and this must not be allowed to go ahead. Those responsible for this plan are putting animals, pedestrians and property at risk. Ultimately if something happens the bulls will pay the price with their life. Please add your voice to stop it.

    RAAW - Reform Advocates for Animal Welfare
    193 supporters