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Pit-bull, Rottweilers ban from a pic contest...

CClover
April 12th, 2009, 09:20 AM
I don't have a pitt or a rott but Iwould be spitting nails...
I know chihuahua that have a very nasty bite !

:evil:
http://www.magentaphoto.com/en/page.php?p=Contests

* Applications must be sent by May 31st, 2009. Only those who appear on the photo(s) submitted will be entitled to participate in the photo session. All pets are eligible except for Pit-bull, Rottweilers and certain exotic animals. Magenta reserves the right to deny access to the studio to any animal if it shows signs of aggression or other behaviour that could endanger security in the studio.

Mat&Murph
April 12th, 2009, 09:26 AM
I can't believe that is even written down like that!!!!!! :wall: How terrible

angeldogs
April 12th, 2009, 10:30 AM
That is just not right.wouldn't catch me entering one of their contest with that being put up.

LavenderRott
April 12th, 2009, 10:33 AM
Very interesting.

I wonder what my Canadian Rottweiler friends will think of this?

CClover
April 12th, 2009, 10:46 AM
Very interesting.

I wonder what my Canadian Rottweiler friends will think of this?

:thumbs up
I knew that I would find Pitt and Rott friends here:highfive:

LavenderRott
April 12th, 2009, 10:48 AM
:thumbs up
I knew that I would find Pitt and Rott friends here:highfive:

And we have been known to fire off e-mails when things like this show up on our radar!

Rottielover
April 12th, 2009, 11:18 AM
Let me tell you, this is very upsetting as I have supported them many times for pictures with my daughter. I will be one of those people who send that email.

CClover
April 12th, 2009, 11:36 AM
On the same page beside the pic of the Boxer, you can read :

''Did you exclude him from your last photo session?''

No! Magenta Studio did!:evil:

TacoGrl
April 12th, 2009, 12:34 PM
I can understand the temperment thing, but don't draw conclusions and single out breeds...just have "must have good temperment" in the rules.

luckypenny
April 13th, 2009, 12:05 AM
:yell: argh!!!!! I got a gift for a friend's grand daughter's baby shoot there not too long ago :mad:! Email sent to assure them it'll be the last :frustrated:.

Bailey_
April 13th, 2009, 12:11 AM
:eek: UNREAL.

Stuff like this grosses me out. :yuck:

Melinda
April 13th, 2009, 05:46 AM
you have got to be kidding me???? my rotti mix was the gentlest creature...my moms poodle was another story all together........email on the way

cell
April 13th, 2009, 10:15 AM
everyone bombard them with rotti and pitty pictures in protest :thumbs up

PresDLCC
April 13th, 2009, 11:12 AM
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"Fighting ignorance since 2003..it's taking longer than we thought."

ancientgirl
April 13th, 2009, 12:09 PM
I'm insulted and I don't even have a pitty or rottie!

lUvMyLaB<3
April 13th, 2009, 01:35 PM
I do not have a pitt or a rottie either, but that is unreal!!!!!!!!! I know MANY rotties and they are ALL loveable sweet creatures!!! IN FACT! my lab has dog aggression pretty bad at the moment, and I am sure she would rip a pitt, or a rottie to pieces! I TOTALLY get that they want to put well behaved dogs that don't endanger security, but why cannot they leave it at that!?!?!?!??!?!!? WHY pick pitt, and Rotties??????? gosh! they have something against these 2 breeds!? how about they just say something like...

We don't actually know anything about dogs, nor do we care to, but we would like you to bring down your small fluffy that has no teeth and happily take your money! Thanks!

I hope someone brings them the nastiest poodle on planet earth and it eats all of them! That'll teach em!

Bailey_
April 13th, 2009, 01:39 PM
I hope someone brings them the nastiest poodle on planet earth and it eats all of them! That'll teach em!

:laughing: :thumbs up No kidding!

Luvmypitgirls
April 13th, 2009, 02:58 PM
Very interesting.

I wonder what my Canadian Rottweiler friends will think of this?

I'll tell ya what I think....My Rottweiler is too friggin good for them anyway, bunch of stupid m*%@#$F*(^&%@ A$$*)#@$...

I'll tell ya something else, MY Pitbulls are too friggin good for them too!
Bunch stupid Tw@twaffles!

Sorry, crap like this really pisses me off!:mad::mad::mad::mad:

I would also suggest that others boycott them, on the premise that they further the stigma and mischaracterization of certain breeds.

I hope the reccession puts em outta business....*&^%$#$%%^&!:mad::mad::mad:

ancientgirl
April 13th, 2009, 03:16 PM
You would think that being a site that involves animals, the people running it would be animal lovers. Why on earth would they continue to feed on and spread these ridiculous prejudices?

LavenderRott
April 13th, 2009, 03:32 PM
I'll tell ya what I think....My Rottweiler is too friggin good for them anyway, bunch of stupid m*%@#$F*(^&%@ A$$*)#@$...

I'll tell ya something else, MY Pitbulls are too friggin good for them too!
Bunch stupid Tw@twaffles!

Sorry, crap like this really pisses me off!:mad::mad::mad::mad:

I would also suggest that others boycott them, on the premise that they further the stigma and mischaracterization of certain breeds.

I hope the reccession puts em outta business....*&^%$#$%%^&!:mad::mad::mad:

Awwww. Come on! Tell us what your really think! ROFLMAO!

I know that they have received e-mails (including photos) from all over Canada and the U.S. I hope that their inboxes are just PACKED with e-mails educating them on the gentle natures and loving temperments of these dogs.

chico2
April 13th, 2009, 04:15 PM
You know,LMPG,you were the first one I thought of and that beautiful pic you have with your two Pitties on the couch,your Rottie between them,a testament to both breeds,but you don't have to defend yourself against ignorant people,we all know better.
Also Rottielover,your two Rotties are equally wonderful dogs,this kind of thing makes my blood boil,,unfortunately ignorance breeds more ignorance:evil:

Luvmypitgirls
April 13th, 2009, 09:21 PM
Awwww. Come on! Tell us what your really think! ROFLMAO!

I know that they have received e-mails (including photos) from all over Canada and the U.S. I hope that their inboxes are just PACKED with e-mails educating them on the gentle natures and loving temperments of these dogs.

:o...Sorry, sometimes my emotions get the best of me, this has been such a horrible day and then reading about the exclusion of my chosen "breeds" just pushed me over the edge a bit....ok a lot :laughing:

LavenderRott
April 13th, 2009, 09:25 PM
:o...Sorry, sometimes my emotions get the best of me, this has been such a horrible day and then reading about the exclusion of my chosen "breeds" just pushed me over the edge a bit....ok a lot :laughing:

Rant away!

You actually taught me a new curse word! I thought I had heard them all at my age.:D

mollywog
April 13th, 2009, 09:34 PM
This is just disgusting. I hope they get bombarded with emails and phone calls gently educating ;) them about this matter.

BenMax
April 14th, 2009, 08:36 AM
More media bull*****, bias pr*cks! Unbelieveable!

They would have been so lucky to grace their sessions with my Rott. They could have taken this as an opportunity to capture the gentle softness of these breeds! Their ignorance has cost them some $$$$.

Love4himies
April 14th, 2009, 08:53 AM
I'll tell ya what I think....My Rottweiler is too friggin good for them anyway, bunch of stupid m*%@#$F*(^&%@ A$$*)#@$...

I'll tell ya something else, MY Pitbulls are too friggin good for them too!
Bunch stupid Tw@twaffles!

Sorry, crap like this really pisses me off!:mad::mad::mad::mad:

I would also suggest that others boycott them, on the premise that they further the stigma and mischaracterization of certain breeds.

I hope the reccession puts em outta business....*&^%$#$%%^&!:mad::mad::mad:


:laughing::laughing: Well said.

LMR83
April 14th, 2009, 08:54 PM
Situations like this (and BSL) make me so upset! I won't tell my two Rotties... who are currently sprawled out on the bed with me... it amazes me that people can accept the negative stereotypes when overwhelmingly Rotties and Pits are wonderful family pets. And awfully photogenic I might add :) I hope the good ambassadors for the breeds will be able to educate the public about their truly good nature.

-Elsie

luckypenny
April 17th, 2009, 10:03 PM
Here is the reply I received today:

Good afternoon,

The breeds mentioned in our contest are banned [by breed specific legislation] in several cities, districts, and one entire province in which our studios are located. Magenta has therefore decided to apply the same contest regulations to all its studios and we thank-you for your understanding in this matter.



Jessica Lamy

Service à la clientèle / Customer service

Magenta Studio Photo

E-mail: service@magentaphoto.com


This simply is not acceptable for me....Pittbulls & Rotties are not banned in Brossard, QC....but I sure as h*ll won't be stepping foot again in Magenta Studios located there :mad:.

luckypenny
April 17th, 2009, 10:30 PM
I just had a thought, not sure how accurate I am...but wouldn't it be illegal to exclude these dogs from a contest if there is no such ban in certain municipalities. I wonder what "la Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux" would have to say about it?

They can be contacted here:

1, rue Notre-Dame Est, 9e étage
Montréal (Québec), H2Y 1B6

Phone : (514) 873-3577
Fax : (514) 873-5861

lUvMyLaB<3
April 18th, 2009, 01:47 PM
not acceptable! I am sorry but how can any animal lover adopt that point of view? it is disgraceful! If they claim to love animals, that means ALL animals, to foster the negative stereotypes placed on these innocent loving animals is WRONG!!!!

rooties rock
April 22nd, 2009, 10:45 PM
After I read all the comments from you guys I was so upset that I took some of the smart things you guys said and sen email to a few people including PETA also the REal picture of the contest.:thumbs up

To: suggestion@magentaphoto.com; communication@magentaphoto.com; commandite@magentaphoto.com; hr@magentaphoto.com; service@magentaphoto.com; pub@magentaphoto.com; president@doglegislationcouncilcanada.org; ateam@peta.org; kinsen@sen.parl.gc.ca; dtoth@mla.legassembly.sk.ca

Obviously uneducated, this contest that bans Pit bulls and Rottweilers is highly discriminating and breed prejudice not to mention narrow-minded and ill informed And please do not use the lame excuse:
"The breeds mentioned in our contest are banned [by breed specific legislation] in several cities, districts, and one entire province in which our studios are located" Pittbulls & Rotties are not banned in Brossard, QC! for example, this is a bad sign and It's so unfortunate and damaging to people like me,that help your company buying the calendar is so reactionary. Pits and rottweilers are such sweet animals, when raised properly. Their natural demeanor is friendly and mellow.Any animal -- from a Yorkie to a Ridgeback -- can and will be aggressive if their owners allow them to be, if they are abused, or if they are rewarded for that type of behavior. I wish that more people would learn about and educate others about these dogs.I can understand the temperment thing, but don't draw conclusions and single out breeds...just have "must have good temperment" or 'behaved dogs that don't endanger security"or "certain breeds are not allowed at all locations" in the rules.
"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance." -Will Durant

LavenderRott
April 23rd, 2009, 12:18 AM
You completely wasted your time sending this to PETA. If you do a bit of digging, you will find that PETA is a huge supporter of pit bull bans across North America. I am fairly certain that if you REALLY look into PETA and what they really want, you will not be much of a fan.

chico2
April 23rd, 2009, 06:51 AM
Although I agree about Peta,hopefully the other people will look in to this terrible wrong-doing.
Love the pics,showing the truth:lovestruck:

rooties rock
April 24th, 2009, 06:27 PM
To:suggestion@magentaphoto.com; communication@magentaphoto.com; commandite@magentaphoto.com; hr@magentaphoto.com; service@magentaphoto.com; pub@magentaphoto.com;ateam@peta.org; kinsen@sen.parl.gc.ca; dtoth@mla.legassembly.sk.ca

The Dog Legislation of Canada strongly opposes any business that discriminates against breeds or mixed breed of dogs and their responsible owners.

Your company obviously hasn't taken the time to enlighten and inform itself.

We have rights as Canadians.And we chose not to support discrimination in any form.

My family includes my dog,my Canada includes all breeds and mixed breeds.


LeeAnn O'Reilly, Pres.DLCC
president@doglegislationcouncilcanada.org
www.doglegislationcouncilcanada.org
"Fighting ignorance since 2003..it's taking longer than we thought."
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By the way I really don't think I'm wasting my time......Im triying to make the difference![/QUOTE]