“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. Mahatma Gandhi
This morning I cried over an animal I had never met.
I cried because his death highlights how inhumane man can be when he reaches that deep dark place.
Yes Northern Ireland has laws. But what this case highlights is the unreasonable parts of these laws. And what happens when people who have no idea of that which they proclaim to be experts at. BCC had inexpert people class this dog wrongly. Even their own documents say that Lennox was classed as a bulldog.
Horrific pictures have emerged that show Lennox being kept in conditions that would warrant legal action were it anyone else but the BCC.
To Lennox’s family I wish to say sorry.
I am sorry that your dog was wrongfully taken from your home.
I am sorry he was treated so inhumanely by the Belfast Council workers.
I am sorry that sanity did not prevail and that Lennox was not returned to you or rehomed.
I am sorry you were refused to be allowed to say goodbye to a cherished family member.
To Belfast Council I say SHAME SHAME SHAME !!!!
The world has watched as you went from one insane action to another.
I believe in Karma.
So I believe that all of those involved in this action will have it revisited upon them.
Which is how it should be !!!
To Lennox I say goodbye and R.I.P. I am sorry we failed you as we fail many of your species. My only hope is that your death will bring change.
Change to stupid laws. Laws made legal through ignorance and fear.
Change to attitudes. So that many dogs like you will not be destroyed because people do not understand that it is NOT the dog or the breed – it is the people who are to be feared.
Tweet from Victoria Stilwell – dog trainer
- Heartbreak as death row dog Lennox destroyed by Belfast council (independent.ie)
- Save Lennox Campaign Blog
- Boycott Belfast