14 Jul '12, 12am
Dog Destroyed for Looking Like a Pit Bull: On July 9, 2012, in Belfast, Ireland, an innocent dog, who had never
On July 10, 2012, in Belfast, Ireland, an innocent dog, who had never displayed any signs of aggression, was destroyed for looking like a Pit Bull, a breed not allowed in Britain. (Lennox was, actually, a bull dog mix.) After nearly two years of enormous public outrage, professional evaluations by esteemed behaviorists, petitions, huge social media campaigns , and heartbreak felt by his family and dog lovers worldwide, nothing could stop the Belfast City Council from killing Lennox. The gentle, beautiful dog gave his life because of the outdated, uneducated Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) laws.