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The World Mourns the Belfast Council Decision to Uphold Its Ruling on Lennox -Up-Date June 12

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Dianne Ly
- 1080 days ago -
UP-DATE! JUNE 12TH....Today Northern Ireland's most senior judges rejected Caroline Barnes legal bid to overturn an order for the destruction of her pet dog, Lennox.

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Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 5:40 am
Noooooo There is no word on the euthanasia date...... :(
What can we do!!???

paul m. (93)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 5:46 am

Stupid...and that's the Judges,,,,,

Barbara Erdman (63)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 6:15 am
Ohhhh that is so sad :-( Dianne Thanx

Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 7:20 am
It is official - the day that thousands of dog lovers from across the world hoped that they would never see - the day that judges in Northern Ireland have upheld the ruling to destroy the dog named "Lennox".

BBC News released the disheartening information on Tuesday.

The country's most senior judges have upheld the lower court's ruling to kill Lennox, dismissing Lennox's owner's desperate appeals to save her beloved pet.

Lennox has never attacked anyone. Lennox has never threatened to attack anyone. Lennox has never been anything more than a treasured companion to his adoring family.

But thanks to the way that he looks, he will lose his life. Lennox looks like a pit bull - a "dangerous breed" according to officials in Ireland.

For five years, Lennox was able to enjoy a wonderful life with his family.

His owner, Caroline Barnes, was a responsible owner. While in the Barnes family's care, Lennox was neutered, kept up to date on his shots, licensed and microchipped.

But in Northern Ireland, how Lennox looks has trumped the responsibility of his family and his own good behavior.

Lennox was ripped from the home of those he knew and loved back in May, 2010. Since that time, he has been incarcerated as court battles raged to save, or end, his life.

His time of emotional suffering will soon draw to a close.

Read prior stories on this situation here:

Lennox, receiving death sentence for looking like a pit bull
Lennox, ordered to death
Judgement day for incarcerated dog


Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 7:23 am
I am beyond sad about this,I would like to do an on line candle vigil for him when we know his "date" to go to the rainbow bridge.

Vivien Green (153)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 7:35 am
Thank you Dianna I also posted an article today.
This the human face of injustice. Read with heartrending sadness. Lennox will be remembered worldwide and live on in the minds of people but daily so many dogs have been cast off and murdered without anybody knowing their names. A sad day for dogs everywhere.

Tuesday June 12, 2012, 8:26 am
Very sad. Thank you Dianne.

Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 9:59 am
For those on facebook......................
Belfast City Council
Please read House Rules tab before posting to Belfast City Council's official Facebook page.
Page: 10,037 like this

Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 10:00 am

Nancy Roussy (79)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 11:24 am
Noted, thank you!

Laura H. (919)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 11:40 am
I am sick and angry-they are going to MURDER Lennox-HE IS INNOCENT.
I'm not on facebook but if there is something I can do I will do it-I will NOT give up on Lennox!

Alison A. (243)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 8:57 pm
I wrote on Belfast's FB page earlier, I am totally disgusted with this decision, I can only assume that if they let Lennox go, it would set a presidence for all future trials of this type, deeming their disgraceful Dogs Act useless.

My other thought is that Lennox was killed a long time ago, this being one of the reasons that the family have been denied the rights to say goodbye.... what harm would that have done!

The ironic thing is that we are told in the UK that we are happy to be a multi-cultural society and that we should treat everyone the same.... hello!

I hope anyone out their with a 'pit-bull type' knows now that you DO NOT LET THESE A**HOLES INTO YOUR HOUSE!!!! Tell them to bugger off and then take the dog away where they can't find them. If the justice system doesn't work, then sod them, they only have themselves to blame.

Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 10:30 am
Does anyone know any more about Lennox?

Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 4:54 pm
See my up-dated news article for June 13th

Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 4:53 pm
Lennox‚EUR(TM)s Family‚EUR(TM)s Historic Fight Against Breed Specific Laws-UP-DATE JUNE13TH!
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