pj johnson - Animal Advocate!
In this section you will find posts that promote animal welfare and others that sound an alarm to expose animal abuse. I am the daughter of a Yukon trapper though I myself have never trapped. Trapping was once considered an honourable subsistence way of life. Things change - no animal should have to suffer and die for the vanity of a human.
As an Animal Advocate I am strongly oppsed to the horrific abuse of sled dogs here in the north. I consider it a stain on the history of my homeland. You can read more about my personal experience here ~~> Long-distance Sled Dog Racing Is Inhumane!
February 15 2018: Please take a moment to sign and share this petition asking the Government of the Yukon to stop funding the cruel Yukon Quest 1,000-mile sled dog race! https://bit.ly/2BrtP70
February 14 2018: Yesterday I watched an entire sled dog team collapse at the finish line after running 1,000 miles in the grueling Yukon Quest. This year yet another dog has died on the trail in -52 below temperatures. Please take a moment to sign the petition to protect Yukon Sled Dogs! Click here to sign. https://bit.ly/2BrtP70
January 27 2018: Today is exactly one week before the start of the cruel and inhumne 35th annual 1,000-mile
#YUKONQUEST sled dog race where dogs are often run to death & maimed for life. Every year as the race approaches I am filled with dread. I continue to campaign against this atrocity as a lone voice. Although local citizens will often tell me on the QT that they are glad I'm speaking out against this race they are not comfortable to join me in speaking out for fear of reprisal -afterall the Yukon Quest is BIG business here in the Yukon! I am not against mushing - my own mother ran a team. However there is a big difference between mushing and racing. Sled dog racing has become a legal form of animal abuse.
And so I say to you - Do NOT support ANIMAL ABUSE! Just say NO to 1,000-mile
#SLEDDOG races. Life on a 4-foot chain 24-7 isn't love. The entire 'sled dog industry' is rife with endless cruelty and expoitation all in the name of fame and greed. Teach your children to honour, respect & protect the creatures with whom we share this planet! #BanIditQuest #YQ2018 #YUKONQUEST #ANIMALCRUELTY https://bit.ly/2paXlV8
January 8 2018:
The YUKON QUEST IS A LEGAL FORM OF ANIMAL ABUSE where
#sleddogs are forced to run 1,000 miles in brutal conditions. How many will die this year? How many will be maimed for life? #BANIDITQUEST #YQ2018 #Yukon #AnimalRights #AnimalWelfare ~~> https://bit.ly/2paXlV8 <~~
January 6 2018:
“It is a sad reflection on humanity that animals continue to be tortured for entertainment.” - pj johnson Poet Laureate of the Yukon.
#Yukon #BanIditQuest #YQ2018 #AnimalCruelty https://bit.ly/2paXlV8
January 5th 2018: As the 35th annual Yukon Quest looms on the horizon I continue to campaign to expose the race for the abomination that it is. Scores of defenceless
#Sleddogs will once again be forced to run 1,000 miles over rugged terrain in subzero temperatures in the barbaric #YukonQuest when it takes off in Fairbanks Alaska on February 3rd 2018. It is a legal form of animal abuse. - How many dogs will survive the race? How many will be left maimed for life? #BanIditQuest #YQ2018
"Any industry that involves the warehousing of animals also involves pain and suffering to defenseless living beings.” -pj johnson Poet Laureate of the
Never chain your best friend
"“When I think of man’s inhumanity to the creatures with whom we share this planet my soul cries.”
pj johnson Poet Laureate of the Yukon - Animal Advocate
"As guardians of the creatures with whom we share this planet I believe we all need to become animal advocates." -pj johnson Poet Laureate of the Yukon
“Any industry that involves the warehousing of animals also involves pain and suffering to defenseless living beings.” -pj johnson
"I believe children should be taught to honour and respect all living creatures and that animal advocacy should be taught in schools from the moment a child enters the education system."
- pj johnson Poet Laureate of the Yukon & Animal Advocate
I recently spoke out against the cruel 'sport' of long-distance sled dog races at Poetry In The Park during a visit to New Westminster B.C. If you care about the welfare of all creatures with whom we share this planet I invite you to join me in speaking out for the voiceless by sharing this video. To share it just hit the little arrow at the top of this video.
Yukon Poet Laureate pj johnson exposes animal cruelty in long distance sled dog racing!
There is always something you can do to add your voice and speak out for the defenceless. The smallest effort can make a difference in the lives of suffering animals. You can help to expose the horror going on behind the scenes in long distance dog races: sign a petition, share a post on Facebook, write a letter to the editor, contact your local MP or city council. Join me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/pjjohnsonYukon and Retweet posts from there. My handle is: @pjjohnsonYukon. You can also type the hashtag
#BanIditQuest into the Twitter Search Bar and you will find posts exposing the inhumane treatment of animals as well as others that promote animal welfare. You can Retweet them to others to inform, to educate, and to give a voice to the voiceless. Click here ~~> #BanIditQuest
The horror is real. Let's get together to protect the defenceless and put an end to the suffering!
"If just one person stands up and speaks the truth, it can never be unheard. If many speak, it cannot be ignored." -pj johnson Yukon Poet Laureate & Animal Advocate
We need to question the SPONSORS of ALL long distance dog races and ask them why are they funding animal abuse! A list of sponsors for the 2018 Yukon Quest can be seen at:
Corporate Sponsors Include: Air North; Walmart; Ford Motors; Canadian Tire; Klondike Visitor Association; Tim Hortons; Bank of Montreal; Westmark and Boston Pizza.
Government Partners Include: 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group; Alaska State Parks/Snow TRAC; Bureau of Land Management; City of Fairbanks; City of Whitehorse; Dawson City; Fairbanks North Star Borough; Kwanlin Dun First Nation; Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation; National Park Service; Selkirk First Nation; Ta'an Kwach'an First Nation; Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation; US Army- Ft. Wainwright; Village of Carmacks.
"I will fight to protect defenseless sled dogs and to end ALL long distance sled dog races until the last sled dog crosses the last finish line." - pj johnson Poet Laureate of the Yukon #Yukon #YukonQuest
#Iditarod #BanIditQuest #Sleddogs
This is 9 year-old Marley. He is not my dog - I am his person.♥