12 Jul '12, 5am

In Memory Of Lennox, Dog Put To Death For Resembling Pit Bull | Care2 Causes

In Memory Of Lennox, Dog Put To Death For Resembling Pit Bull | Care2 Causes

A determined 22-month long legal battle and a heartfelt social-media campaign for Lennox the dog, came to a sad end on Wednesday. The 7-year-old dog was euthanized in Northern Ireland because his appearance resembled a pit bull terrier, a breed that is banned in the country. A statement from the Belfast City Council said it had humanely destroyed “one of the most unpredictable and dangerous dogs” that its appointed expert had ever come across. The council said they carried out the court-ordered euthanasia for reasons of public safety and “a sustained campaign of abuse” against city officials from protestors. Lennox’s story began two years ago when he was taken into custody because he looked like a pit bull dog. Pit bulls and pit bull mixes are outlawed in Britain. Caroline Barnes, who owned Lennox, testified in court that her dog was a bull dog mix, not a pit bull terrier ...

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