Investigate the Belfast County Council for the death of Lennox
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Investigate the Belfast County Council for the death of Lennox

    1. Vicki Dixon
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      Vicki Dixon

      United Kingdom

Lennox was taken from his family in 2010 by Belfast City Council for 'LOOKING' like a Pitbull type. He was sent to deathrow where he stayed for 2 years while his family and the public fought for his release. He was assessed and deemed to be aggressive by an unqualified BCC dog handler. The family called in 2 unbiased QUALIFIED dog behavourists to assess Lennox and they both came back with the same verdict that Lennox infact was not a menace to society. There are also pictures leaked of Lennox kissing the dog handler and giving her affection even though according to her he was the most dangerous and unpredictable dog she'd ever met . The courts dismissed any evidence that stated he wasn't an aggressive dog.

His condition whilst in their care was horrific losing fur and suffering an unknown injury on his neck. Lennox was also given anti depressants whilst inprisoned as he was so depressed. He was eventually put to death 2 years later July 2012 after a long drawn out court battles and appeals. The Barnes family had no chance to say goodbye to Lennox and was refused his body and was even denied his collar that was requested. There was an option for him to live abroad and even Victoria Stilwell well known dog trainer offered him a home and again this was refused. The family had an option offered by BCC for an exemption to death if the courts found Lennox safe in public however this was poorly portrayed to the judge and held the case up longer. Eventually the judge was made aware of this fact but he refused this option.

I am aware that whilst the case was going ahead the BCC suffered alot of abuse from some extremists which is not acceptable but I am one of many that believe that this was the driving force behing Lennox's outcome. Everybody wants to know what really happened to Lennox and to find out the truth regarding his care for the previous 2 years and his temperament. We all want to prevent this happening again in the future and together we can end BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) and stop hundreds of dogs dying needlessly. 

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    1. Reached 8,000 signatures
    2. Possible proof that Lennox was already dead

      Vicki Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      Here is a statement that could explain alot! Of course it isn't proof yet as it's not come form Belfast City Council but it woild explain ALOT

    3. Reached 5,000 signatures
    4. Video showing assessment of Lennox

      Vicki Dixon
      Petition Organizer

      This video is proof that Lennox was in fact NOT aggressive and was killed for nothing!

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    • michele valcke DILBEEK, BELGIUM
      • almost 2 years ago

      What Belfast county council has done to Lennox is horrific. I bear with his family. I will never forget this. I have introduced a complaint to BCC, they never confirmed it, from time to time I remind them but no answer.

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    • Rose Bauer FLORENCE, AL
      • about 2 years ago

      Is there an investigation going on??? To this day I am haunted by this hate crime committed against a family and this innocent dog. I live in L.A. and it seems like even at gatherings people know who Lennox is if the topic comes up. Belfast is a place now that most people will never want to visit. For many around the world the image they have of Belfast is dark and gloomy and cold. Many of us around the world who suffered through the pain of knowing Lennox was left in the hands of dangerous people who allowed this drawn out hate crime to languish, still hopes that someone with courage will eventually come forward and tell the truth about how Lennox really died. It takes a big person with a deep soul to do this. But, maybe all of those around Lennox during his incarceration were all heartless and soulless. That's what it seems like so far. This was the most horrible group of people. Just awful. A stain on humanity.

      I think of you all the time Lennox. I love you. Again, I am so sorry we could not find a way to free you from the darkness that you, a beautiful soul, were forced to dwell in.

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    • Kate Dougherty DULUTH, MN
      • about 2 years ago

      The BCC has behaved in the most deplorable manner. There is something very stinky about what happened to this dog, and it needs to be investigated.

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    • jenny dewitte MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      lennox and his family were never given proper justice, someone must be held accountable for this travesty

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    • valerie mckenna CHRISTCHURCH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      The law needs changing.the worst bites I.ve had were one from a labrador retriever and two from corgis( seperatly)I cant believe how lennox was treated by BCC.disgraceful

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