Twitter and Facebook were running rampant yesterday about Lennox, the pit mix in Belfast who was ripped from his family 2 years ago and was officially sentenced to death yesterday after 2 years of legal battles. Why? Because he LOOKED like a pit bull. Then after time served in a sub standard facility, they claim he MAY be a danger to people. In the world I come from if you locked me up and kept me from human contact I too MAY be a danger to people. Also, doesn’t ANY dog run a risk of being a danger to people – not just pits?
Here is an article that gives the story: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/lennox-after-10-months-locked-up-judge-rules-dog-must-die-15130806.html
The world is furious. The world is fighting back.
Be sure to follow #SaveLennox and #Lennox for some of the latest updates on Twitter.
I had started a website at http://boycottbelfast.com (site has been removed effective 11.2012) to procure names worldwide showing Belfast that we are ANGRY and will vow to never visit or support their city. Although I do not want to hurt the citizens, I feel this is the only option to get Belfast to understand that breed discrimination is wrong and will not be tolerated. Can we save Lennox with this petition? I do not know – but we are going to keep trying until we know the end has come for that sweet boy. But the website will STAY – even after Lennox is gone. This will serve as a reminder that stealing dogs based on a look is WRONG – and that society is not accepting of it.
And here is the official Save Lennox Facebook Page – if you read the comments in the first post – you will see MANY ways you can make a difference!
Thank you to everyone who has the passion to help Lennox — and all the other pit breeds in Belfast that are at risk.