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The Lennox Story: Calling all filmmakers
LOOK AT THE MURDERERS, BCC!
All for Lennox : Please share/ Victoria Stilwell rebukes BCC rep on radio & more
Lennox Collar NOT RETURNED EITHER
ACTION ALERT!!!-remove Belfast dog warden from her job!
Outrage over Lennox: Dog killed for looking like a pit bull in N. Ireland
Mourning the death of Lennox
Belfast City Council making animal sounds when people call


From Anthony Damiano :

I am aware that Lennox was merely one dog, a single drop in the vast sea of animal abuse that we are forced to witness, and they are forced to endure each day. Lennox's murder just happened to be an incredibly large "slap in the face" for advocates around the world, as he became the icon against breed specific legislation, globally. His death, this particular case, represented all that is wrong with humanity in regard to our biases, our treatment of life in general, especially that of other species, as well as our blatant implementation of selective compassion and apathy.

We took away the life of a loving being, who just wanted to exist, simply because he looked a certain way. To the very last, Lennox would still show love to his abusers and captors(ultimately, his killers). It is important to reinforce this issue because annually, we do the very same thing to 56 billion land animals that we label as food items because of the way that they look(as well as what we can take from them), animals who just wish to exist, experience life and give love. In the end, a human employ of selective compassion for only certain lives has the pointed ability to reinforce the idea that we are despicable creatures. Rest in the peace that you were not afforded in life, Lennox.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz5DmsZylXU&feature=related


LENNOX LIVES! HIS SPIRIT WILL NEVER DIE BECAUSE WE ARE ALL LENNOX....Let the WORLDWIDE WAR AGAINST BSL begin!

1. Can anyone view the video clip below and believe for a moment that this was a dangerous, vicious, unpredictable dog? One that could not be allowed to live?

Z~

From Michelle Lynn : The video was taken on March 15th, 2011. I know you can't see it in the video but that's when it was taken. I stabilized the video so it would zoom in and you can get a better view of their faces. Dog warden Alexandra Lightfoot said that from the thousands of dogs she has encountered in her 25-year career as a warden, Lennox was "probably the most unpredictable and aggressive" of her four-legged clients, and she testified that Lennox is "a danger to the public and anyone around him" Watch the leaked assessment video as Lennox is taunted and slapped in the face and decide for yourself who's lying, Lennox or Lightfoot.

LIGHTFOOT LIED, LENNOX DIED!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZz2V0aCXmI&feature=youtu.be 

http://www.causes.com/causes/644857-let-s-turn-facebook-orange-for-animal-cruelty-awareness/actions/1666277?utm_campaign=more_from_cause 

Published on Jul 11, 2012 by TheMsStef

The man in the video is David Ryans, hired by the family to do an assessment of Lennox without any prejudice. My understanding is that his assessment concluded that Lennox was not aggressive. His assessment was also ignored by the courts or not permissible in court. Not sure which one. Instead, the unqualified Peter Tallack's assessment was used instead. The other woman has been confirmed as Sandie Lightfoot.

Here it is folks. This video has been marked private and the file has been sent to me anonymously for your viewing.

The video, dated March 15th 2011, is of Sandie Lightfoot, the dog warden responsible for the chain of events that lead to Lennox's murder, and an unknown man. I work with dogs and I know them well, inside and out. I may not be a dog behaviourist but it's more than clear that in this video, Lennox is not showing any signs of aggression what so ever.

Lightfoot and the BCC must be held accountable for their lies and deception. They must be held accountable for thumbing their nose to the mass outpouring from people around the world that begged for Lennox to be spared. They must be held accountable for destroying the Barnes family and messing about with a little girl's dog.

Sadly, Lennox was murdered today at their hands. The BCC continuously claims that Lennox was a very dangerous dog. Rest assured, they are lying. Lying right through their teeth. These murderous bastards used Lennox as a big F.U. to the rest of us. Their plight to kill this dog was NEVER about keeping the public safe. I know that. You know that. They know that.

Lennox is being provoked in this video by the unknown man likely to get a reaction. To test his so called aggressiveness. Guess what? NO AGGRESSION!!!!

In addition to the pictures being shared worldwide of Sandie and Lennox together, now we have this. I urge you to share this!

Not only would the heartless bastards at the BCC allow Lennox's dead body to be returned to the family, they threw out his collar and refused to give it to the little girl Brooke.

Listen up BCC, this is not over. Not for a long shot. If you think for one second people are going to walk away with their tail between their legs, you had better think again. You have awakened a giant. This giant is on a mission. It has only just begun.

A. PETITION: PROTEST AGAINST THE BCC over the MURDER of LENNOX. Please add your names and share.

http://www.causes.com/causes/644857-let-s-turn-facebook-orange-for-animal-cruelty-awareness/actions/1666066?recruiter_id=182317854&utm_campaign= invite&utm_medium=wall&utm_source=fb 

B. The Lennox Law Petition

http://www.change.org/petitions/the-lennox-law-petition?utm_campaign=friend_inviter_modal-share_image_experiment3-B&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition 

C. First Minister of Northern Ireland: Recall the Belfast City Council - Sign the Petition!

http://www.change.org/petitions/first-minister-of-northern-ireland-recall-the-belfast-city-council?utm_campaign=friend_inviter_modal&utm_ medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition

D. Alexandra Lightfoot to be removed from her post as Dog Warden with Belfast City Council Petition
Please sign the petition to remove the lying scumbad dog warden in Belfast from her job. Please blast it out

http://www.petitiononline.com/JR379/petition.html

The Belfast Dog Warden's office is responsible for the theft of Lennox, a family dog ripped from his responsible owner's home. They kept this poor soul, a companion dog to a disabled young girl hostage for 2 years. Then, on July 10 (some believe much earlier in direct defiance of a court ordered stay) they murdered Lennox despite a global outcry and offers of sanctuary. Even then, when they could seem to show no more indifference, this group denied the family a last visit and the right to claim their family member's body.

This illegal and heartless episode is only the tip of an ugly iceberg. Inadequate medical conditions, horrible concrete enclosures, sawdust on concrete floors and woefully filthy stalls warrant the closure of each and every so-called shelter facility in Belfast, the re-homing of all inmates jailed there and the recall/dismissal of the entire council.

In the end, we believe it was pernicious (causing insidious harm or ruin; injurious; hurtful) spite and revenge that motivated and drove this group of disrespectful, dispicable *Troglodytes to persist in the killing of an innocent dog and the torment of his devoted and loving family.
They saw themselves as the "victims", never expressing a modicum of compassion for either poor Lennox, who must have suffered terribly under their "watchful" eye, or the family who lost a beloved companion.

The secrecy about where he was held, the refusal to let the family visit at any time, and especially to say goodbye, and then the refusal to return Lennox's body or collar as a keep-sake for the child who loved him so, speaks of evil misdeeds, conspiracy, lies and unconscionable injustice. The BCC had options and compassionate alternatives to this slaughter. They refused them all. In the US there was the case of football player Michael Vick's dogs who were all trained and used in dogfighting, where they fought to kill. After Vick was caught, most of those dogs were re-trained/re-habilitated and re-homed, becoming loving family members and couch potatoes. Lennox could very easily have been given sanctuary in the US or so many other countires where caring people offered him sanctuary and would have welcomed him with open, loving arms. Instead, these pathological miscreants, who were in a postion of power, gave the finger to the whole world.

We sincerely hope that the citizens of Belfast will demand a full investigation and inquiry into what actually transpired behind closed doors and if found negligent, abusive, remiss in their responsibilities and duties remove these unqualified, corrupt individuals from office.

*Definition of TROGLODYTE
1: a member of any of various peoples (as in antiquity) who lived or were
reputed to live chiefly in caves
2: a person characterized by reclusive habits or outmoded or reactionary
attitudes


Victoria Stilwell

I am so disgusted and want everyone to know how low Belfast City Council have stooped. The Barnes family heard about the death of their beloved dog through me because I had been told by a source at BBC Radio Ulster. After what the council put the family through they didn't even have the decency to inform the family first before everyone else know. Someone involved in this mess needs to lose their ...job. If this is the way they represent their citizens then Belfast beware. Belfast City Council should hang their heads for the shameful and insensitive way they have handled this. Heartless doesn't even begin to describe the people surrounding this case. Appalling and I can assure you, this will NEVER be forgotten

Shelley Davis

JOIN ME- I PLEDGE TO NEVER FORGET THE TWO YEAR TORTURE AND KILLING OF SWEET LENNOX. I PLEDGE TO NEVER VISIT ENGLAND OR NORTHERN IRELAND. I PLEDGE TO NEVER BUY ANYTHING BRITISH. I PLEDGE TO MAKE IT KNOWN THAT I STAND FIRM IN MY COMMITTMENT. I PLEDGE TO NEVER FORGET WHAT HAPPENED TO LENNOX.

BELFAST & NORTHERN IRELAND ARE PART OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (GREAT BRITAIN). ALL OF THE UK WHICH INCLUDES ...BRITAIN/LONDON (OLYMPICS) AS WELL AS NORTHERN IRELAND. Any anger/ boycotting etc. needs to be against the UK--all of the UK, which includes Britain/ London (and all those tourist dollars they are hoping for for the upcoming Olympics in London), as well as Northern Ireland (Ulster). The nation of Ireland is a separate country from N. Ireland and the govt in Dublin has no say and no control over Northern Ireland.

BSL EMANATES FROM BRITAIN! JOIN ME IN THIS BOYCOTT BY SHARING.

From: "Sue Ledner" <suled711@hotmail.com>

YOU KNOW, THE OLYMPICS ARE COMING�WHAT A GREAT PLATFORM FOR A CIVILIZED
PROTEST


July 12, 2012 at 10:07 am
(4) Kathleen Bauer says:

The murder of Lennox by the Belfast City Council mirrors that city�s overall intolerance and discrimination. Gratefully there were hundreds of more compasionate Belfast residents who fought for his life
This dog�s death was without justification and an ethical atrocity.
The Belfast City Council turned a deaf ear to the pleas of thousands for his re-homing and a chance to live a normal happy life,
instead holding him for two years in confinement. The fact that his family was not allowed to comfort him in his last moments and will only receive ashes instead of his body speaks to the world of corruption. When did Lennox actually die and in what condition.
This poor dog will be the standard for the fight against breed specific discrimination. How unspeakably sad that he had to give his life to enlighten the world.


And today they have the Orange marches going through Belfast. For anyone who doesn't know these are the yearly Protestant loyalist marches that have proved to be a flashpoint for violence in the past. Security is upped and there have been pleas to stop these marches. .

This is the mentality we are dealing with here. The Ulstermen are full of hate for each other - Catholic versus Protestant, neighbourhood versus neighbourhood. Can we really expect better from such people? If I lived in Belfast I'd be holding up a banner for Lennox

Sue


Andrea McAdoo

Let us NOT ALLOW our Lennox's MURDER to be in vain and let us remember that NOONE is suffering more now than Caroline, Craig and little Brook Barnes who is absolutely distraught about the murder of her doggy brother, best friend and therapy dog....they need our support more than ever NOW, so let us join, partner, unite, focus and bring the BCC to justice for what they did in TOTALITY these last 2 ...yrs and any others preceeding Lennox and MAKE DAMNED SURE THERE ARE NO OTHERS IN THE FUTURE! also please see the other petitions circulating to "KILL BSL", this one is directed toward United States and addressed to our President to "KILL BSL" and also a Petition to enact "Lennox's Law" please sign ALL 3 of these petitions and any others you see pertaining to Lennox, thank you for your continued support, love and dedication to ENDING INHUMANE MISTREATMENT, ABUSE, NEGLECT, MAMING, TORTURE, CRUELTY & MURDERING of Animals xoxo Namaste

PETITION: PROTEST AGAINST THE BCC over the MURDER of LENNOX. Please add your names and share.

To: Belfast City Council and the Northern Ireland Government

On July 11, 2012 Lennox was MURDERED by the BCC after a two year battle due to Breed Specific Legislation (BSL). His loving supporters will now ensure that Lennox is remembered, and that he did not die in vain. Lennox supporters want to see a Lennox' Law come to light, and an end to BSL worldwide. We need as many worldwide signatures as possible on our petition and enough outrage at Lennox' loss to present get the BSL horror abolished.

WE DEMAND ANSWERS BCC! WHY, why did you MURDER an innocent family pet, a sick little girls service dog- her Angel?
Are you prepared for the onslaught of hate mail? Lennox has over 200,000 loving supporters worldwide, and we want answers and Justice for our Lennox.

To the Belfast City Council..
we UNITED Lennox supporters worldwide are ALL disgusted and outraged in the way that you people have handled the Lennox BSL case over the past few years.
We are appalled by your archaic inhumanity and will be calling upon your Federal Government to sack you all, prosecute you all for animal cruelty, and replace each and everyone of you on the Council that was directly involved in the Lennox BSL case.
The MURDER of Lennox who was an innocent family dog, a victim of your insanity and prejudice will not be taken lightly.
You stupid people of the BCC have now opened yourselves up to a mountain of hatred worldwide!
Sincerely
Lennox supporters.

* Please note this petition targets the BCC ( and not the innocent N Ireland people).
Would you like to send an email about the way you feel about BSL and the MURDER of Lennox.. do you want the BCC to be held accountable for his murder?
Do you want to ask them why they murdered an innocent dog?
Well- here is the contact link>>
http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/contactus/index.asp


PETITION: PROTEST AGAINST THE BCC over the MURDER of LENNOX. Please add your names and share.
Andrea has invited you to sign a petition

Lennox is now dead. MURDERED by the Belfast City Council. Link: http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/news/news.asp?id=3109

"Dangerous dog is put to sleep following final court decision" 11 July 2012 Belfast City Council confirmed today that the dog Lennox, an illegal pit-bull terrier type, has been humanely put to sleep. This was in accordance with the Order of the County Court which was affirmed by the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal. Whilst there is an exemption scheme to which dogs of this type (pit-bull terrier type) may be admitted as an alternative to destruction, there were no such measures that could be applied in this case that would address the concerns relating to public safety. The Council`s expert described the dog as one of the most unpredictable and dangerous dogs he had come across. Over the past two years, Council officials have been subjected to a sustained campaign of abuse including threats of violence and death threats. The Council has been in ongoing contact with the PSNI in relation to that. The Council regrets that the court action was necessary but would emphasise that the safety of the public remains its key priority. Lennox was taken away from his loving family and was secreted away for the past two years whilst a fierce battle was held by his family fighting hard and long for his release.This beautiful dog was very much loved, he was a sick little girls loving helper, her angel. Lennox never bit anyone or did anything to deserve the cruelty that the BCC caused him and his family. Lennox was an innocent dog, an innocent victim of BSL, a victim of a dirty disgusting Council that need to be all sacked! Lennox will never be forgotten by millions of animal lovers worldwide who fought so hard along side his family for his release. To his wonderful family we give all love and support. RIP Lennox xox Want to send an email to the BCC and ask them WHY, WHY did they MURDER an innocent service dog, a sick little girls dog? Here is their link>> http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/contactus/index.asp


Lennox Killed Because of Breed Specific Legislation

http://animalrights.about.com/b/2012/07/12/lennox-killed-because-of-breed-specific-legislation.htm#gB3

By Doris Lin, About.com GuideJuly 12, 2012

After two years of legal battles, Belfast, Ireland has killed Lennox, an innocent dog, based solely on his resemblance to a pit bull.

According to a video from savelennox.co.uk:

On the 19th May 2010 Belfast City Council Dog Wardens Department forcibly removed Lennox from his loving, caring family home after measuring his rear legs and muzzle with a dress maker's tape measure (and) deemed him to be of a "Pit Bull Type" breed...Lennox's owner has done everything required by law as a responsible dog owner. As a puppy, Lennox's family had him insured, micro chipped, licensed, DNA registered, Pet Safe reigstered and neutered. When taken out in public Lennox is always muzzled and kept on a short lead...Lennox is securely kept at his family home behind a 6 foot wrought iron security gate with surrounding 8 foot concrete walls.

Lennox had never bitten or attacked anyone. He was killed because of the length of his rear legs and muzzle. Lennox's family said that he was an American bulldog-Labrador cross, but whether he actually was a pit bull doesn't matter. Killing an innocent animal because of his breed or his appearance is wrong.

The term "pit bull" actually includes three different breeds - the American pit bull terrier, the American Staffordshire terrier and the Staffordshire bull terrier.

Over the past two years, support for Lennox poured in from all over the world. Victoria Stilwell, host of the TV show, "It's Me or the Dog," had the Barnes family's consent to bring Lennox to the United States to a new home. Peter Robinson, First Minister of Northern Ireland, urged the Lord Mayor of Belfast to consider allowing Lennox to be rehomed, to no avail. Hollywood actors Sophia Bush and Ian Somerhalder also urged the Belfast City Council to spare the dog.

The BCC has acted reprehensibly throughout the two years right up to the bitter end, refusing to allow the Barnes family to see Lennox and now refusing to give Lennox's body or collar back to the family.

In an outrageous statement to the press, the BCC's spokesperson explained, "It would be reckless and irresponsible in this particular case for the council to simply move the dog to some other place where it would pose the same danger to others." The same danger to others - practically none at all?

The UK's Dangerous Dog Act, under which Lennox was seized and killed, is just one example of breed specific legislation. Sadly, while Lennox's death sparked an unprecedented worldwide outcry against BSL, it is not an isolated injustice. Countless dogs have been killed or abandoned because of BSL. The time to object to BSL is not just when an innocent dog is killed, but from day one, when a bill is introduced, when an ordinance has its first reading, or when a homeowner's association first puts it on their meeting agenda. After the law is in place, it's much more difficult to save innocent dogs.

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July 12, 2012 at 8:58 am
(1) adoptpaws4love says:

Thank-you, no dog should be murdered, tortured, seized as this dog was for the way it looks. No dog should be held without mercy for years being neglected, unsocialized, mis treated, in a damp, moldy looking cell with hair loss from disease or stress, skinny, taken from all he has known his whole life for having rear legs and thick muzzel. prejudice in many forms cross our nation and others from people to dogs and it is all WRONG.



Request For Info Re Filmmakers

If anyone has contacts with filmmakers who might be interested in making a movie about the Lennox story, please let me know.

Thank you,

Deborah Tanzer
dtanzer32@gmail.com



LOOK AT THE MURDERERS, BCC! In the end, I believe it was pernicious (causing insidious harm or ruin; injurious; hurtful) spite and revenge that motivated and drove this group of disrespectful, dispicable *Troglodytes to persist in the killing of an innocent dog and the torment of his devoted and loving family.
They saw themselves as the "victims", never expressing a modicum of compassion for either poor Lennox,
who must have suffered terribly under their "watchful" eye, or the family who lost a beloved companion.
*Definition of TROGLODYTE
1: a member of any of various peoples (as in antiquity) who lived or were
reputed to live chiefly in caves
2: a person characterized by reclusive habits or outmoded or reactionary
attitudes



Lennox Collar NOT RETURNED EITHER
And now these cretins will not give Lennox's collar to the family as a keepsake for a little girl. These people get worse by the minute...how low, disgusting and mean-spirited can you get!!! They have given the finger to the whole world and expect that we will now shut up and go away!


We need help in sharing this picture everywhere, the news channels,
newspapers, victorias wall just everywhere something needs done about this evil picture & the...

http://www.ulsterbusiness.com/articles/2012/03/15/council-takes-strategic-initiatives

http://www.u.tv/news/Bomb-warning-at-Belfast-City-Council/526b4abe-c976-411b-ac25-4ebb60049746


ACTION ALERT!!!-remove Belfast dog warden from her job!
Please sign the petition to remove the lying scumbag dog warden in Belfast from her job.
She lied, Lennox died!
Please blast it out
http://www.petitiononline.com/JR379/petition.html


All for Lennox : Please share/ Victoria Stilwell rebukes BCC rep on radio & more
Please listen to Victoria's exchange. http://positively.com/2012/07/11/victoria-debates-bcc-representative-on-the-radio/ As a South African growing up in the face of apartheid I can tell you that the only thing that brings change is boycotts/outrage from the world. Do not be silent and let Lennox and other innocent animals die because of BSL laws and ignorance. Use your voice, you have one, they don't! Don't always wait for others to speak up, each one of us can make a difference and though Lennox is now gone, we have to step up the pressure until BSL is gone for good worldwide. ( How the 'experts' decided Lennox was dangerous was by measuring him!!!!) Lennox killed : Ireland is now 'safe' http://www.examiner.com/article/lennox-killed-ireland-is-safe Lennox's law : http://www.thepetitionsite.com/817/837/410/lennox-law/?cid=FB_TAF_CIT From Anthony Damiano : I am aware that Lennox was merely one dog, a single drop in the vast sea of animal abuse that we are forced to witness, and they are forced to endure each day. Lennox's murder just happened to be an incredibly large "slap in the face" for advocates around the world, as he became the icon against breed specific legislation, globally. His death, this particular case, represented all that is wrong with humanity in regard to our biases, our treatment of life in general, especially that of other species, as well as our blatant implementation of selective compassion and apathy. We took away the life of a loving being, who just wanted to exist, simply because he looked a certain way. To the very last, Lennox would still show love to his abusers and captors(ultimately, his killers). It is important to reinforce this issue because annually, we do the very same thing to 56 billion land animals that we label as food items because of the way that they look(as well as what we can take from them), animals who just wish to exist, experience life and give love. In the end, a human employ of selective compassion for only certain lives has the pointed ability to reinforce the idea that we are despicable creatures. Rest in the peace that you were not afforded in life, Lennox.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz5DmsZylXU&feature=related We are Lennox :

Mourning the death of Lennox : http://www.examiner.com/article/mourning-the-death-of-lennox NADAS_LENNOX
In 1997 Nadas a bordercollie type was ripped from her family much like Lennox all for chasing and barking at a steer was set to be put down it was the BIRTH of the ANIMAL RIGHTS ONLINE the internet was just forming we all banned together all over the world petitions, boycotts etc eventually we made a difference the owners where never allowed to see nadas again but nadas was turned over to best friends sanctuary .. Nadas and the noah's ark slaughter Scruffy the yorkie burned alive started the ball rolling to make abuse a crime to make shrinks and courts see a link to people abuse thru animal abuse .. we may have lost this one but Animal people are bigger than ever and we do make a difference dont loose the faith .WE do loose some but we win a lot . BLS and BELFAST CITY COUNCIL BLOWS!!! Boycot IRISH PRODUCTS You can sign a petition to the BCC ~ http://www.causes.com/causes/644857-let-s-turn-facebook-orange-for-animal-cruelty-awareness/actions/1666066?recruiter_id=164289483&utm_campaign= invite&utm_medium=wall&utm_source=fb Facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/ThePatrickMiracle?ref=ts#!/FreeLennoxNoOlympicTorchforBelfast http://www.facebook.com/ThePatrickMiracle?ref=ts#!/FestivalofLightsforLennox


 From: MIMOSADAY@aol.com Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 1:47 PM Lennox died thinking he had been abandoned by the family he loved so much, and still hoping they would come for him, as he had for over two years. He lived in anxiety and in fear, in sordid conditions. The child, whose companion he was, will be scarred for life. This is an unconscionable sin against an innocent dog and his family. Lennox was a beloved family dog who was NOT dangerous at all and had never done anything wrong in his life. Belfast is where evil prevailed and where a precious and innocent dog suffered agony and finally was murdered by uncivilized barbarians.


 BASTARDS. We really have to boycott that horrible, vindictive place. If they thought the protests were bad before, we have to have bigger and louder protests now I agree. And, because they're all such disgusting people, they've started making nasty animal noises to anyone who calls and asks about Lennox. Read this article!
http://www.examiner.com/article/belfast-city-council-making-animal-sounds-when-people-call?CID=examiner_alerts_article
Belfast city council making animal sounds when people call
Belfast has blood on their hands
July 11, 2012
By: Penny Tilton
One of the many pictures made to honor Lennox
There is nothing funny about killing a dog, but Belfast City Council (BCC) seems to think it is something to joke about. People from all over the world waited for any news out of Belfast about Lennox the dog seized two years ago that was to be put to death by BCC at 7:00am BST.
Natasha Madison called BCC early this morning to ask for confirmation from BCC if they had killed Lennox, and was shock at the cold and callous nature of the woman on the other end.
Madison stated 'the lady literally read a script saying that it's a court decision and continued to read from a script. Madison went on to state, 'then I asked her again to please confirm, she starting to cough then literally started making sheep noises and then started laughing; then she hung up on me!'
Veronica Basaglia stated, 'A friend just called the BCC. They oinked at her on the phone and hung up!'
BCC did kill Lennox today, and the world is mourning, you would think BCC could conduct themselves with a little more dignity.
Lennox maybe gone but he will not be forgotten. Our hearts go out to his family.


Outrage over Lennox: Dog put to sleep for looking like a pit bull in Northern Ireland
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/lennox-dog-put-sleep-belfast-145939624.html
Lennox (AP/File)
Despite a global outcry from animal rights activists, a dog was put to sleep in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Wednesday because city officials said he looked like a pit bull.
The 7-year-old pug-nosed dog, Lennox, was at the center of a two-year legal battle between his owners and the Belfast City Council. The city's dog wardens seized Lennox in 2010, claiming he was a dangerous "pit bull-type dog," according to The Associated Press. Pit bulls are illegal in the United Kingdom.
Lennox's owners argued he was not only not dangerous--he was not even a pit bull. In court, Lennox's owner Caroline Barnes said the dog had never bitten anyone, but that she would muzzle him around strangers.
[Related: Pit bulls' surprising past--nanny dogs]
The case sparked outrage among animal rights groups, inspiring a "Save Lennox" campaign and an online petition that collected more than 200,000 signatures. Some people--including celebrity dog trainer Victoria Stilwell--offered to adopt the dog in the United States, where pit bulls are legal.
But last month, a senior appeals court in Northern Ireland upheld a lower court ruling that called for Lennox to be put down.
In a statement, the City Council said an expert "described the dog as one of the most unpredictable and dangerous dogs he had come across," and that it had no choice but to euthanize him.
City Council members said they have received death threats, part of what they called "a sustained campaign of abuse."
[Related: Myths and facts about pit bulls]
"We've had dog wardens who had to leave their homes," one Belfast City Council member told the BBC. "We've had petrol poured through letter boxes, we've had people named on the Web."
On Tuesday, Lennox's owners released a statement on their Facebook page, saying they were denied the opportunity to "say goodbye":
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all again for your messages of support. We are sorry to say at the present time Belfast city council seem to be intent on killing our boy. Despite previous assurances otherwise, we have been denied the opportunity to say goodbye. We have also been told that we cannot collect his body and bring Len home. We have been informed however that we will receive "some" ashes in the mail.
On Twitter, the outrage over Lennox's death was widespread.
"Utterly shameful," Gary Numan, the musician, wrote.
"Belfast Council are disgraceful!" singer Samantha Fox wrote. "Terrible decision. Gutted."
"Humans are the cruelest animals on the planet," the user Cunning Linguist tweeted.



From:Connie Curnow To: generalenquiries@belfastcity.gov.uk  ; Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 5:01 PM Subject: Re: Lennox's story/World declares war on Belfast
I agree with everything Carol has said here.... Except that I would like to add that in my book whale dung, located at the bottom of the ocean lies pretty low, and that is quite close to where all of you lie. You chose to snuff the life out of an innocent, family dog, who never did anything wrong ever, that was a friendly, happy dog until you ripped him out of his family's loving arms, and you've flexed your muscles for the world to see that you could do and have done whatever you chose, right or wrong. No, your neighborhoods will not be a safer place now with your BSL and this dog gone, as it is no guarantee. BSL and taking away pets from responsible pet owners does not make communities safer....never has and never will....it's a proven fact if you bother to do the research. You only destroy families and their pets by keeping your BSL legislation in place. You people and your legislators need and require education! What you've done is so sad and irreversible and far behind the times! You should be very ashamed and regretful of your actions today! The world is watching.


----- Original Message ----- From: Carol Johnson To: generalenquiries@belfastcity.gov.uk Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 12:12 PM Subject: Re: Lennox's story /World declares war on Belfast
I just read the story. You murdered this dog. You acted out of sheer stupidity and hatred. You have earned the contempt of every decent person. Your hands are covered in the blood of the innocent. You have broken hearts. You have had your pound of flesh. Is the world now a better or safer place? No it is not. It is a sadder place due to morally bankrupt officials such as you. i fervently hope you are voted our of office. You are a disgrace. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/lennox-dog-put-sleep-belfast-145939624.html  The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?" ~Jeremy Bentham

From: Carol Johnson
To: "generalenquiries@belfastcity.gov.uk"
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 12:37 PM
Subject: Fw: Lennox's story to be aired on CNN tonight at 7pm/World declares war on Belfast

WhY?? Why are you so determined to kill the innocent? Look in mirror....do you like what you see? You should not. Those who slaughter out of prejudice and hatred are simply loathsome. Shame on all who are responsbile for wanting to murder this dog. The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?" ~Jeremy Bentham

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "public.affairsny@fco.gov.uk"
To: carol.johnson72@yahoo.com
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:44 AM
Subject: RE: Lennox's story to be aired on CNN tonight at 7pm/World declares war on Belfast

Dear Ms. Johnson: Thank you for your e-mail regarding Lennox. We appreciate the feelings that this case has caused, but this was not a responsibility for the United Kingdom Government. Local Councils are responsible for enforcing the dog control legislation in Northern Ireland; in this case it is Belfast City Council. Their contact details can be found at the following link: http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/contactus/index.asp . We hope that this response helps you direct your concerns to the appropriate place. From: Carol Johnson mailto:carol.johnson72@yahoo.com
Sent: 10 July 2012 21:03
To: Public Affairs (Protect)
Subject: Lennox's story/World declares war on Belfast Shame on you for your need to kill the innocent. What will you gain from this but the contempt of all with a shred of decency and compassion.


 From: Maxx143@aol.com Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 6:16 PM RIP LENNOX
SAD SAD DAY FOR ANIMAL LOVERS WORLDWIDE... MAY HELL HOLD A SPECIAL PLACE FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS DEMISE. MAY THEY ALSO SUFFER HELL ON EARTH FOR ALL THEIR REMAINING YEARS ON THIS EARTH UNTIL THEN.. I AM NOT A MEAN PERSON HOWEVER THIS WAS ABOVE AND BEYOND INEXCUSEABLE. LINDA


Julie Decker in Myrtle Beach S.C. If they think that Lennox was put down humanely God Help Us All!!


 I once again go back to what I said a week ago - regardless of what people say - I believe Lennox was killed a while ago and THAT is why these POS bastards could not do anything but stick to their guns - all based on lies - and that is why the family was not allowed to say goodbye , and that is why his body is not being turned over to the family - NO EVIDENCE as to HOW or WHEN he was killed. If they just "humanely" killed him there should be NO reason NOT to allow the family to say goodbye or at the very least turn over ALL remains. These bottom dwellers MUST be made to answer not just for the evil decision to kill him but for ALL the rest. And the comment by them that he was "humanely" put down is, again, BS - was it humane to keep in the conditions that they kept him for 2 years?
Sheila Mahon


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Dear Friends of StubbyDog,

Last night, Lennox the dog was killed in Belfast.

He wasn't killed because he had known behavioral issues.
He wasn't killed because he was running loose.
He was killed because of how he looked.

In many ways Lennox has become a symbol of what breed-discriminatory legislation does to animals and families, and therefore Lennox's death has affected the animal community deeply and tragically.

We asked the StubbyDog community to share their tributes to Lennox with us and have created this video from their amazing contributions.

It is up to us as a community of advocates to make sure Lennox's death was not in vain. Together we can bring an end to breed discrimination legislation.

Best regards,

The StubbyDog Team
StubbyDog.org


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