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Lennox the dog 'humanely put to sleep'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/pets/9391766/Lennox-the-dog-humanely-put-to-sleep.html#disqus_thread ^

Posted on 07/11/2012 9:52:55 AM PDT by chessplayer

The plight of Lennox, a seven-year-old dog described as an American bulldog and Labrador cross, has captured the hearts of animal lovers and activists across the world after he was seized two years ago.

But after a court order reprieve period expired at midnight last night, Lennox was put down.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dog; lennox; sourcetitlenoturl
They would not allow Lennox to go to the U.S. as an alternative to killing him. Would not allow his owners to say goodbye to him or be with him and comfort him as they killed him. Would not even allow them to take his body home with them.
1 posted on 07/11/2012 9:52:56 AM PDT by chessplayer
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2 posted on 07/11/2012 9:54:56 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: chessplayer

This dog never did anything to anybody. He was put down just because he was part American Staffordshire Terrier — but he was also part Labrador. Unfortunately, the Belfast council could not see through their own rules to spare this dog.

Victoria Stilwell even offered to bear the cost of re-homing him in the USA, to no avail.


3 posted on 07/11/2012 10:26:45 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: Joe 6-pack

When things like this happen, you can be sure that the leftists are in charge. Pigs.

That dog was killed with extreme cruelty, not only to the dog, but also to the owners.

This is designed to dishearten people and make them feel hopeless in the face of government stupidity and mindless regulations unevenly applied.

It is a scourge on our planet, and should be cleansed from our lives.


4 posted on 07/11/2012 11:01:53 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Joe 6-pack

When things like this happen, you can be sure that the leftists are in charge. Pigs.

That dog was killed with extreme cruelty, not only to the dog, but also to the owners.

This is designed to dishearten people and make them feel hopeless in the face of government stupidity and mindless regulations unevenly applied.

It is a scourge on our planet, and should be cleansed from our lives.


5 posted on 07/11/2012 11:10:09 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: chessplayer

This is what BSL legislation is all about: storm troopers having the right to invade your home and kill your dog because of the way it looks or because of a so-called “expert’s” opinion on the breed or type of dog he/she is - and God forbid the poor animal act frightened while languishing in a prison for 2 years away from his/her home! Death is all these people want — and sadly there are some so-called “animal welfare” organizations in this country which operate the same way (ASPCA, PETA to name but two). Greater accountability is needed and laws forcing organizations to allow reputable rescues and charities to take the animals they aren’t willing to work with. Same should apply in cases like this. There were options for this poor boy and many qualified people offered to re-home him, thus saving his life. Nope. The council wanted him dead. Vile. I hope they experience a backlash like they’ve never imagined possible.

All freedom-loving people need to oppose BSL whenever it rears its ugly head in their communities. It doesn’t matter HOW it’s worded, this type of horror is the end result.


6 posted on 07/11/2012 11:15:53 AM PDT by JLLH
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To: TheOldLady

You said it!


7 posted on 07/11/2012 11:17:51 AM PDT by JLLH
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Praying they experience a backlash like they’ve never imagined possible. Laws like these should always favor life over death. When they don’t the laws need to be changed — or better yet, ditched altogether.


8 posted on 07/11/2012 11:19:56 AM PDT by JLLH
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To: chessplayer

Lennox the dog is now in heaven with Terri Schiavo.


9 posted on 07/11/2012 11:20:05 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I have a 3 yr old Pit Bull Terrier.

I dare some libtard to try and take my dog.

I’m not a lifetime member of the NRA for kicks and giggles...


10 posted on 07/11/2012 11:28:14 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: JLLH

I have two wonderful, friendly, large dogs who could easily be impacted by BLS legislation and I think i’s abominable. The older, at 6.5 yr., weighs 85 lb. and is half Black lab and half Pit. There’s never been a more wonderful, funny, loving dog. The other is a 1 yr., 4 mo. old Great Dane, also a breed that’s sometimes condemned, even though they’re some of the most lovable, friendly dogs in the world.


11 posted on 07/11/2012 12:03:19 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

I understand and sympathize. One of our dogs is a Chow mix, although we could probably disguise that fact a little — esp. if he doesn’t open his mouth and no one sees his tongue, lol! I remain vigilant and wary every time I see or hear of some ridiculous politician pandering with nonsensical BSL legislation to recent reports of dog attacks and those with irrational fears.

In the past year or so another part of our state proposed one of the worst pieces of BSL nonsense I’ve seen in some time and the list of dogs on it was virtually every medium to large sized dog breed (something like 50 breeds were listed!) The only thing left were lap-sized dogs (ironically sometimes the worst biters!) Don’t think it passed.


12 posted on 07/11/2012 12:09:22 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: JLLH

Anybody who knows Danes knows they’re huge, loving, slobbery, silly beasts. Nevertheless, they, along with Newfoundlands, St. Bernards, and other very large breeds are often placed on BSL bans jus because of their size. BSL legislation, along with gun control, is just another form of evil socialism.


13 posted on 07/11/2012 12:23:03 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: JLLH

Don’t forget other forms of breed discrimination such as housing and insurance. We were turned down for an umbrella poicy because one of our dogs is an akita.


14 posted on 07/11/2012 12:44:10 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: libstripper

Indeed it is.


15 posted on 07/11/2012 12:47:37 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: VanShuyten

It’s all part of the same apple as far as I’m concerned. Any law that allows discrimination based on breed, or perceived breed or size should not be permitted and should be fought against every way possible. Once these evil micro-management tactics get a foot-hold they tend to bring in other types of nasty legislation. All part of the same idea and for the same reasons: power and a burning desire to micromanage the lives of others.... Hmmmm... Sounds familiar for some reason.

I’m sorry you had this happen to you, but not surprised. Dog lovers need to push for legislation making this kind of discrimination illegal. (I think I read somewhere that such legislation has been introduced, at least in some states.) (Sometimes, contrary to what many conservatives think, legislation can be a good thing - esp. when used to protect the truly innocent.) What an inhumane choice: get the protection you need or give up your family member! Truly evil.


16 posted on 07/11/2012 12:54:27 PM PDT by JLLH
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Don’t forget other forms of breed discrimination such as housing and insurance.

I wonder what the actuarial tables say about Akitas. Do you think it is really discrimination or smart business?

17 posted on 07/11/2012 12:55:21 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: TheOldLady

Welcome to our future.

As long as good men stand back and refuse to stop the madness, the future that already exists in some countries, will be the world we live in one day.


18 posted on 07/11/2012 1:54:08 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: chessplayer

“Would not even allow them to take his body home with them.”

That’s just outright cruel.


19 posted on 07/11/2012 2:09:16 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Stormdog

The whole thing was cruel and all about control. Typical statist evil tactics. May they reap ten-fold what they have sown and may it come back on them in greater measure.


20 posted on 07/11/2012 2:15:14 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: JLLH

“May they reap ten-fold what they have sown and may it come back on them in greater measure.”

These be seven curses on a judge so cruel

That one doctor can’t not save him

That two healers cannot heal him

That three eyes cannot see him

That four ears cannot hear him,

That five walls cannot hide him,

That six diggers cannot bury him

And that seven deaths shall never kill him


21 posted on 07/11/2012 3:15:23 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: chessplayer

A dry run for when they start doing it to humans.


22 posted on 07/11/2012 3:35:13 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: OneVike

If they keep pushing us, something is going to give, and it’s not going to be us.

Americans 20 years older and 20 years younger than I am were not raised to take this nonsense lying down. We will be the backbone of the resistance.


23 posted on 07/11/2012 4:13:04 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Stormdog

“Would not even allow them to take his body home with them.”

That’s just outright cruel.


Yup. They were determined to rub their faces in it and show them who is in charge.


24 posted on 07/11/2012 4:52:40 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: JLLH

The case of Lennox is looking even worse than we thought. It seems he was kept in an isolation cage for two years and had to sleep on a bed of sawdust in his own feces. And people who called the offices this morning asking about Lennox were laughed at by the staff and were taunted with animal sounds. I fully believe Lennox was tortured to death or beaten to death,,,not humanely put to sleep. What a horrible final two years of life for this dog who never hurt anyone.


25 posted on 07/11/2012 8:39:34 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

I knew about the 2 year confinement — which in and of itself is cruelty — but there needs to be strong public pressure for a full out investigation by a separate organizaton/power. This is just unacceptable. That poor poor baby! This kind of thing needs to have so much public publicity that they don’t dare do anything like it again. Accountability is the only way to ensure it never happens. Left to their own devices, humanity in power without accountability will always do the wrong thing.


26 posted on 07/11/2012 11:16:17 PM PDT by JLLH
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