Some of you might have heard about the two year on-going legal battle of a Northern Ireland family and their dog Lennox. Lennox was a cross between a Lab and a pit bull type dog. As a pup he looked more like a Lab but when he grew his head shape was that of a pitbull with Labby ears and snout. He was neutered, chipped and registered and trained as a therapy dog for the disabled little daughter of the family with the local Belfast City Council and for five years he got his official license from them. According to the law of NI Pitbull type dogs are banned. Lennox was DNA tested and while there is a bull terrier in there, he was not labeled as Pit bull type dog, as he had so much of a Labrador in him-
Until one day Dog wardens from the BCC turned up and after measuring him with a sewing tape measure, seized the dog and claimed him to be a dangerous animal under the BSL (Breed Specific List). Lennox was brought to an undisclosed place where photographic evidence showed that he was held in a small stable, sitting in his own feces. The dog warden who had claimed him was photographed cuddling Lennox who even showed no signs of dangerous behaviour in his new altered living conditions, but his health deteriorated with his coat missing in large portions on his rump and skin infections all over his face.
When a court decision arrived whether Lennox could be rehabilitated and returned to the family or re-homed instead of put to death, said dog warden, who can be seen cuddling Lennox in photos, lied in court saying: 'Lennox is dangerous, I'm afraid of him and he is a risk to the public's safety'.
The Belfast City Council ignored all pleas of re-homing and placing Lennox with internationally known dog trainers. Victoria Sitwell of It's Me or the Dog even offered to adopt him but to no avail. (Save Lennox
Today, this morning, Lennox was put to death. There is nothing humane in this situation, despite what the BCC claims.( The original BCC statement from their website )
A danger to public safety? You better start putting yourself out of office, Belfast City Council. Because YOU are a safety risk! Who will be next on your BSL? Dogs with certain sized fangs? Or a dog peeing on the street corner?
While we are at it, why not euthanize humans? After all, WE potentially kill. Why not kill all children of murderers ... because hey, they share the same DNA (= read breed/race) and could turn on the public one day in the unforeseeable future. BCC, you showed that fascist/racist thinking never died out after Hitler's death.
Sweet, sweet Lennox. At least you are not in the hands of some fascist, senseless human monsters anymore, that only see rules and laws but not compassion and justice.
Hopefully, when time comes, all these liars will have to answer for themselves.
Remember, punish the deed not the breed!!!