I've been tracking the Lennox case for days now. Truth be told, I only came across it in the news I was browsing.
Rumpy, DogsNPawz and Bringing Up Bella have posted their thoughts about Lennox's execution. All I can say and will say over and over again about the Breed-Specific Legislation is that it should be named the Bul*Sh*t Law because that's what it is.
One of the things I hate about authorities claiming that they are only concerned of the public's safety is that they're mostly full of crap. The authorities in the Belfast City Council said this, so did the authorities who've confiscated thousands of dogs from Jiangmen- some of which were brutally executed in public streets through stick beating.
Our aim is not to kill all the dogs in the city's urban areas, but we hope to create a better environment for the city by banning the keeping of dogs.
Whilst there is an exemption scheme to which dogs of this type (pit-bull terrier type) may be admitted as an alternative to destruction, there were no such measures that could be applied in this case that would address the concerns relating to public safety.
The Council regrets that the court action was necessary but would emphasise that the safety of the public remains its key priority. Source
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