November 6 2019: I am elated! It has been announced that Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will no longer wear fur! That's HUGE! Kudo's to the Queen for setting an honourable example! No animal should ever have to suffer & die in agony for the vanity of a human! *As the daughter of a Yukon trapper my message is this: Times change. Let's work together to make this a more humane world!
September 3 2019: I was honoured to be featured at the Art Bar Poetry Series event in Toronto Ontario where I also spoke about the desperate plight of the Northern Sled Dogs who continue to suffer and die in long distance sled dog races like the Yukon Quest which takes place in my homeland. *View video ~~> Videos by pj johnson
The place was packed and I enjoyed connecting with friends old & new. Pics are of me & Laura Corbeil and fellow poet Pat Connors. And of course a picture of me onstage washed-out by a pot light - Never fails!
*See also videos taken by Laura Corbeil at Videos by pj johnson
August 29 2019:
40% OF MUSHERS SIGNED UP FOR 2020 YUKON QUEST HAVE ALREADY RUN AT LEAST ONE DOG TO DEATH!
*Click here to view the latest update of my campaign to end the cruel and barbaric Yukon Quest 1,000-mile sled dog race where animals continue to suffer and die in agony! ~~> https://bit.ly/2puqnVs
Canada Day July 1st 2019: It's a great day to be Canadian! Exactly 25 years ago today I was formally invested as Poet Laureate of the Yukon. Happy Canada Day!
#CanadaDay #amwriting #Yukon #Poetry #writingcommunity #SledDogs #artsandentertainment #BanIditQuest #PoetLaureate
June 28 2019 Update: Due to ongoing health issues I have had to take a step back from my work as an animal rights advocate. However the sled dogs are never far from my heart and I will be back in full force when I recover. I ask fellow friends & advocates to continue to help raise awareness about the plight of the northern sled dogs and help put an end to the barbaric Yukon Quest 1,000-mile sled dog race by sharing the article exposing the truth about how they are exploited and suffer at: https://bit.ly/2EzQYms and encouraging others to sign & share the petition at https://bit.ly/2uIN6z7
In the meantime me & my co-pilot Doc send our love from the Yukon!
"Time" A song about the power of love written & composed by pj johnson
Poet Laureate of the Yukon & Animal Advocate
June 27 2019: “Love your neighbour. We are all neighbours.” - pj johnson
in celebration of National Writing Day from Land of the Midnight Sun!
February 11 2019: 'Joker the Sled Dog' died in agony in the deadly Yukon Quest 1,000-mile Sled Dog Race. Goodbye Sweet Puppy R.I.P.
2014 - 2019
January 20 2019: He's here! Meet my new best friend Doc! Puppy-love at first sight!
I love dogs - let's protect his canine brothers & sisters who need help! ~~>
#Yukon #BanIditquest #SledDogs #Poets #Canada