I have just found out that the ruling by the Northern Ireland Chief Justice has gone against Lennox. The latest official release from the Save Lennox Campaign is as follows and it breaks my heart.
12th June 2012, Lennox’s Family Will Release A Statement In Due Course Once They Have Had Time To Absorb Today’s Ruling By Chief Justice Girvan. The Family Kindly Ask All Supporters To Remain Calm And Dignified As Always In Their Response To Today’s Sad And Very Wrong Decision By The Northern Ireland Chief Justice. Thank You.
The Belfast City Council and North Ireland Justice System should hang their head in shame, this is a sad, sad day for Lennox and his family and for dog lovers all over the world. What hope do responsible dog owners have when unjust and ineffective laws such as BSL exist? Lennox has spent 2 years locked up in conditions described as inhumane, experiencing the pain of a poorly treated skin condition and judged as dangerous dog by people lacking in the necessary expertise and who are using physical methods of control no longer accepted as effective by dog trainers and behaviourists around the globe. Where is the justice and where on earth have the USPCA been hiding because if the treatment of Lennox isn’t considered as cruel then what is?
Yes, I am angry and disgusted in this outcome, not only for Lennox and his suffering but for all dogs suffering when they should be living happy, healthy and carefree lives with people who love and care for them.