Thursday, 12 July 2012

Sad News about Lennox the Belfast Dog

In Memory of Lennox.

Wednesday 11th July, was the day I was hoping would never come, the day when I found out that poor Lennox (the Belfast dog that had gained worldwide attention after cruelly being seized by Belfast City Council for fitting their measurement requirements of that of a Pit Bull Terrier type dog) was unable to be saved and had been put to sleep.

It saddens me that we live in a world like we do, with so much corruption and injustice, which sees innocent victims cruelly scarred for life or even worse, like Lennox, their lives unfairly taken.

I think of Lennox's poor family, who answered their front door on that fateful morning, that morning is sure to stay in their minds forever, and remembered as 'The day their life changed forever, when their precious boy
was seized from them' I think of poor Lennox cruelly stuck in solatary confinment for 2 years, what must he have been thinking? One day he was at his family home playing the next day he was taken away and being punished.

He didn't even know how much popuarity he had gained, he had become famous worldwide, had he have understood and known what everyone from all around the world was doing to try and save him, he would have been so proud.

What I think is so terrible about this particular case, is the fact that Belfast City Council are discriminating against certain breeds of dogs and have stolen a family pet that has done nothing wrong and decided that he
should be killed.

What would have been a great outcome would have been for him, after those two years of hell, to be released back to his tired family that have been campaigning non stop for him.
I imagine the reunion, it would have been something quite special.
This is the latest statement made by Lennox' family:

'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.'

If Belfast City Council were so intent that this dog could not be returned to this family, then the only fair action to do, would have been to re-home him in another country, there were plenty of offers on the table of people who would be willing to take him, instead they resort to the cruelest method of putting him to sleep.
Lennox's family was also denied the right to visit him one last time or even to be there at the time of his death, sickening is an understatement.

Breed discrimination needs to stop, innocent family dogs are being seized because of what they look like, or what size they are, this is unfair and wrong to stereotype against certain breeds and to say that they are all the same.

Belfast City Council should feel absolutely ashamed of what they have done and they certainly do have the blood of an innocent dog on their hands.

The only positive thing now is Lennox is at peace, instead of being stuck in those dirty and squalid conditions, he is free from pain and sadness.

RIP Lennox, May you be with the angels now and one day see your loving family again.

'Remember its someone else's dog today, but tomorrow it could be your dog.'