Why Joining #TheMajorityProject Is Important To Me And Others #Sponsored

This post is sponsored by The Animal Farm Foundation and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the The Majority Project, but I, CarmaPoodale, only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Animal Farm Foundation is not responsible for the content of this article.

My name is Carma Poodale. I am a poodle who is a friend of pit bull owners. I do not believe in BSL (Breed Specific Legislation).  BSL determines whether a dog is a safe breed by the features of the body. Dogs like German Shepherds, Akitas,chow chows, and even mastiffs were on the list at one time. This also included dogs who were mixed with one of the breeds. Since starting BSL laws the number of dog bites have not went down. The laws have not made a huge difference like the lawmakers thought it would. 



Ask any pit bull or any breed owner what they love about their dog and some of their answers will be "unconditional love", "best dog in the world", "happy to see me when I come home" or "I love the breed".  If a poodle parent says it about their dog and a pit bull parent says it about their dog, then why do people look at pit bulls in a negative stereotyped way? Isn't everyone's dog, the best dog in the world??

In an effort to change the way people see pit bulls as a "bad dog", Animal Farm Foundation created The Majority Project. Animal Farm Foundation is a non-profit organization who helps animals to find new homes, as well as making grants to other humane organizations, since the mid-1980's. The mission of the Animal Farm Foundation is to get pit bull equal treatment 



The Majority Project is a collection of photos showing how many pit bull dog owners are making a difference in their communities and showing the world that a pit bull should not be a banned breed.


I bet you are wondering why I, a poodle, would want to tell you about The Majority Project? Did you know that I was adopted from a pit bull rescue?? I spent a lot of time playing with pit bulls and pit bull mixes. Many pit bulls are also used as service dogs. 
One of my best friends is a red nosed pit bull who finally found a home of his own after waiting for 7 yrs. Dozer says "I am the MAJORITY" 



When we start treating all breeds the same , it will create a safer environment. Instead of blaming the dog for the breed, we need to make the owners accountable. 

Animal Farm Foundation partnered with actor and “pit bull” dog owner, Jon Bernthal to create this upcoming public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness for The Majority Project; some of the photos submitted will be chosen to appear in The Majority Project PSA to help raise awareness for the
cause.



Infographic: All Dogs are Individuals
by Animal Farm Foundation

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I want to encourage you to visit the Animal Farm Foundation and check out the Majority Project on Facebook and Twitter.  Go to the Animal Farm Foundation and print out the sign for you to write who you are and that you are a participate in #TheMajorityProject. You can upload your photo here
You never know , your photo may be used in the next video! 

Please share my post to let your friends, family and followers see what The Majority Project is about and encourage them to participate too. 
All dogs are created equal! 

12 comments:

  1. I'm with you, Carma. It's the owner who needs to take responsibility for a dogs behavior.

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    1. Thank you BJ. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

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  2. I love how you phrased this: "why do people look at pit bulls in a negative stereotyped way? Isn't everyone's dog, the best dog in the world??" Agree totally. Ban the behavior, not the breed.

    Just a paws up: Although I can't think of any government/city BSL laws against German Shepherds, they are still a banned breed in many private businesses whose insurance companies won't allow them. So not right.

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    1. I did not know German Shepherds were banned at many private businesses. I did have someone tell me the breed was not allowed in their pet friendly apartment complex but they also didn't allow Great Dane's.

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  3. BSL is a terrible idea. It devastates both the Pitbull and their sibling dog(s) as well as the children and parents who love them. I don't believe it will reduce the number of dog bites or attacks, which are more the fault of ignorant or irresponsible owners than the dogs themselves. This prejudice has to end.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Cathy, Isis & Phoebe
    www.dogsluvusandweluvthem.blogspot.com

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    1. BSL cost counties, cities and states a lot of money. Money that could be going to educate the public, spay/neuter programs or even dog owner basic training. We have to retrain humans on their way of thinking.

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  4. this is very true my mummy says there is no such thing as a bad dog only bad irresponsible owners,and I think she is right,xx SPeedy

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    1. Ma says that its the same thing about children. She says there are some children that will hit their parents, scream at them and act like fools but there are some children who are well behaved.

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  5. Excellent Carma! I did not know that you came from a Pit Bull rescue. It was very nice of them to help you out.

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    1. Yes I did. I spent 4 mths in a rescue before I caught ma's eye and I won her over.

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  6. What a great project, and so cool that you are a part of it. I had just read on Ann's blog that you came from a Pit bull rescue, what a great story you have.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  7. Panky: Dis a pawsum post Mz Carma! DaMa see many breeds of dogs when she werks. Some bery behaved while others not so much. One man tell DaMa his pitbull is a Service Dog but da doggy was snapping, snarling, lunging at other dogs while another man's pitbull service dog was non reactive. Didja know Dalmatians are ( last time DaMa looked a couple years ago) on insurance's high-risk list along with the breeds you named.DaMa had three Dalmatians and fostered two.
    Anyways, we hope #TheMajorityProject gains more awareness!

    Panfur Purrs

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