I am upset that I am just hearing news of this now.
While that should not upset me, since there was clearly nothing that I could do to help prevent this misfortune, I am still upset.
I am appalled, disgusted and furious that something like this would even happen. And while I understand that it did not occur in the United States, it goes to show how disgustingly nasty and controlling governments are.
Let me start by saying that pit bulls are illegal in the United Kingdom. Fine. Glad I don’t live there. BUT, (A) Lennox was not a pitbull and (B) people offered to adopt him here in the United States where it is legal to have pit bulls, and they were denied.
This poor dog was denied a life because of some head up their ass government. Really!?
Let me calm down and rewind a little bit here…
From the Save Lennox facebook page:
Lennox is a loveable 7 year old family member. He’s an American Bull dog Labrador cross that the family have owned since he was a little pup. As responsible dog owners that also foster for numerous Northern Ireland dog shelters his family had Lennox as a young pup Micro chipped, Neutered, DNA Registered, Pet Safe Registered, Insured and Licensed every year with the Council without fail. On Wednesday the 19th May 2010 he was taken from his family home by Belfast City Council as they believe he falls under the dangerous dogs act for Northern Ireland. The Council, without seeking any proper professional guidance declared Lennox to be a breed of “Pit Bull Type” and so they wish to kill him simply because he has the appearance of said breed. The Belfast City Council took Lennox from his loving family home using a wrongly addressed warrant and using copyright ADBA (American Dog Breeders Association) breed standards guide which the Council were never authorised to use, in doing so the Council broke international copyright laws and for doing so have been issued with a ‘Cease & Desist’ order from ADBA Inc. Lennox has never attacked anyone or anything yet the Council have removed him from his home where he lives his human family, his kennel mates and various foster dogs. Belfast City Council are pressuring Lennox’s family to sign him over to them to be destroyed however we feel the need to fight his case, he cannot speak but we will be his voice! If this was a human we would declare this racism. We ask every kind hearted compassionate person for your support, don’t let them murder him. This may be our dog today but it could be your best friend tomorrow! Please visit Lennox’s main website for further ways in which you can help and for his full story. Thank you for your continued support.
It is with a heavy heart that I read from Yahoo news that poor Lennox was actually “murdered” this morning.
I am besides myself.
I understand that the United Kingdom has a law that pit bulls are illegal. (I understand they have the law – not understand why they have the law, nor do I agree with it.)
But why in the world would you not allow someone who is willing to adopt the dog in a country where it is legal, do so? It is disheartening that any government can be so heartless and inhumane.
My thoughts and prayers are with Lennox’s family over their horrible and tragic loss.