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

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    Petitioning Jeff Yurek, John Almond, Chief Eric Joliffe, Const. Laura Nicolle

    NO MORE DEAD BEARS IN ONTARIO

    In May 2015 a bear was shot while wandering through a residential area in Newmarket. The bear had been in the area for a number of days and shot by York Region Police                https://barrie.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=626149 In June 2017 a bear was shot while wandering through an industrial area of Scarborough for hours before Toronto ETF officers were forced to shoot it. In both cases the Ministry of Natural Resources had been called but did not respond in time to save the bear. When it appeared the bear could be a danger to humans a decision was made by police to kill them. The police are not equipped to deal with a situation like this. They do not have the training, nor the equipment and are forced to make a judgement call based on their mandate to protect the public. They can not be faulted for doing their job. However the safety and protection of our wildlife is the job of the Ministry of Natural Resources and we expect you to fulfill your obligation THE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES IS EQUIPPED with tranquilizer guns to imobilize a wild animal such as a bear but in both cases did not show up when called. The killing of these two bears was preventable. We do not want a repeat of these incidents to take place in Caledon. July, 2018  "three reports of a black bear being spotted near the McGuire Trail during a one-hour period on Thursday afternoon. They say the bear, described as a cub weighing approximately 225 kilograms, was seen approaching decks in residents’ backyards." "it ran when it saw people" https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/three-black-bear-sightings-in-caledon We need the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to be prepared to take immediate action in order to remove the animal(s) in a timely, humane manner which will save their life and protect the public. They need to work with the police and do not leave the choice of life or death to those who are not trained to deal with the situation. NO MORE DEAD BEARS DUE TO INACTION BY MNR  

    RAAW - Reform Advocates for Animal Welfare
    1,356 supporters
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    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
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