Animal lovers across the world were deeply saddened and angered last week upon hearing the news of Lennox’s latest verdict – the Courts have ruled that he will be euthanised.
Lennox was seized by Belfast City Council Dog Wardens in 2010 because of ‘Breed Specific Legislation‘ and their claim that he is a “Pit Bull Type Breed”.
Lennox has been confined to a kennel ever since during a lengthy court case involving multiple appeals by his owners.
In regards to the recent verdict, Lennox’s family have issued the following statement:
13th June 2012, We would like to thank everyone for the countless messages that we have received in the last 24 hours during what is a very difficult time for our family and for the support we have had from so many since Lennox was seized in 2010. The past two years have been extremely distressing for many reasons and we appreciate that this has been a very emotive case for dog lovers worldwide who have spoken out against the failings of Breed Specific Legislation. We take some comfort in the knowledge that we are not the only ones to be devastated by the recent ruling. We are in talks with our legal team and will make another statement in due course. Thank you.
Well known ‘dog whisperer’ Cesar Milan has even commented on the case via Twitter, saying he does not agree with the decision the authorities have made:
Supporters of the ‘SaveLennox’ campign are hoping the family will have another chance to appeal the decision at the High Court and they’re calling out for the community to come together to take action for Lennox.
What you can do to help Lennox:
Protests and campaigns are being arranged by Lennox’s supporters and you can help support them by taking part, attending protests, emailing the authorities and sharing the news online.
– Find out more at SaveLennox.co.uk
– Sign the petition for Lennox – http://savelennoxpetition.co.uk/ – the petition has more than 156,000 signatures so far, please add yours to help the campaign.
Upcoming End BSL protests
A day of anti-Breed Specific Legislation peaceful protest marches are taking place on 14th July 2012 in Brighton, Manchester, Hampshire, London and Glasgow. More news on these to follow (still awaiting specific locations and contact information from the co-ordinators).