How would it feel to be judged on how you look? Of course many parts of the world still practice prejudice in many forms. And so as a society, we speak out against judging upon one’s looks.
But what if it’s “just” a dog…?
The story is about Lennox… a five-year old American Bull dog Lab mix that was wrongfully seized by the Belfast City Council Dog Wardens on May 19th of 2010. (Otherwise known as “NAZI” regime) Lennox did nothing wrong. His crime was “looking” like a Pit Bull. You see….Belfast has a “you can’t look, or resemble, or be a Pit Bull because we will snuff you out” ordinance.
The Dog Wardens (again otherwise known as “Nazi” regime) came to the owner’s home unannounced and proceeded to visit with the family enjoying some tea and crumpets, or whatever people in Ireland enjoy. At some point the NAZIs measured Lennox with a tape measure and determined at that time that his “measurements” resembled that of a Pit Bull. Seriously…that was their basis. He was then immediately seized and taken from the home…nearly one year ago. It was decided with no compassion or validity that Lennox was to be put down.
Lennox’s family has been fighting for his life and freedom ever since. His family has always done what was required for a responsible dog owner, including neutering, licensing, insuring and having his DNA registered. Seriously Belfast Dog Warden…what else do you want? But that wasn’t enough for the NAZI regime, they determined by a tape measure that Lennox is not worthy to live. As they deem him unworthy for life, they also accept Lennox’s license fee every year… and continue to do so.
That’s not all folks…on the day Lennox was seized the NAZI regime issued his owners with a “warrant to seizure” which was incorrectly addressed and was sent elsewhere. Let’s just say the NAZI regime appear to resemble the “Keystone cops.”
To make matters even worse, shortly after Lennox was seized, one of the NAZI regime called the owner and said “If you do not sign him over to us to be DESTROYED, then you will most certainly lose your job as we will force prosecution upon you through the courts.” Are you serious NAZI regime? You are now threatening his livelihood as well as beloved member of his family…seriously?
Lennox’s whereabouts have never been released to the family and they have yet to visit him, or get any valuable updates as to the condition of their beloved family member.
One photograph recently emerged of Lennox sitting isolated in a lone kennel with neither food, water, nor any toys to keep him occupied or stimulated…let alone human affection.
This treatment is deemed humane and acceptable by the City Council Dog Wardens Department…otherwise known as…..yes…you got it….NAZI regime. Perhaps the regime need to review the Animal Welfare Act of 2006.
The bottom line is this…After months of pleading and hard work by animal advocates, the Judge residing in the case of Lennox has ruled in favor of the NAZI regime, and has also ruled the family must pay for Lennox’s cost of confinement.
What can you do???
Contact these agencies as soon as possible and let them know the world is watching the outcome of Lennox, and we still not be silent:
- Belfast City Council -
Belfast City Council Complaints:
Belfast City Council Chief Executive:
Belfast City Council Health & Enviromental Manager:
Belfast City Council Dog Warden Department:
Belfast City Council Dog Warden Manager:
Belfast City Council Dog Warden:
Belfast City Council Dog Warden: