EVIL EXISTS! The Butchers Of Belfast Murder Lennox

It is with great sadness that I must tell you that the Belfast City Council in Northern Ireland has officially given word that they have murdered Lennox on this morning of July 11, 2012.

Despite million of pleas from millions across the world, including their own bosses. Despite Victoria Stilwell, host of Animal Planet’s It’s Me Or The Dog, offering to pay for Lennox to come live in the USA, the Belfast City Council killed Lennox.

And because they are such nice folk, they wouldn’t even let Lennox’s human family, the Barnes, see him one last time or at least get his body. They said they will send them ashes in the mail. Some say that this is because the Belfast City Council had already killed Lennox a while ago. No one will ever know unless they have an official investigation and after seeing how Belfast is run, I’m not putting money on that happening.

If you are unfamiliar with Lennox and the Barnes Family story you can read about it here.

Here’s the official statement from the Belfast City Council:

“Belfast City Council confirmed today that the dog Lennox, an illegal pit-bull terrier type, has been humanely put to sleep. This was in accordance with the Order of the County Court which was affirmed by the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal. 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’s expert described the dog as one of the most unpredictable and dangerous dogs he had come across. Over the past two years, Council officials have been subjected to a sustained campaign of abuse including threats of violence and death threats. The Council has been in ongoing contact with the PSNI in relation to that. The Council regrets that the court action was necessary but would emphasise that the safety of the public remains its key priority.”

PUBLIC SAFETY?! From a dog that has never bit anyone? Check out this photo below of the Belfast Dog Warden caught here having fun with Lennox while at court she said he’s a dangerous dog.

So what can we take from this horrible event? What will you do to get rid of Breed Specific Legislation? Personally, I see Lennox as a Jedi and a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Obi-Wan Kenobi told this to Darth Vader. “You can’t win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.”

We must show the Belfast City Council that we aren’t done. We must keep calling them. We must keep emailing them. They must be voted out of office. These are truly, reprehensible people we are talking about. It was reported today that when people called them to find out if Lennox was dead, they made animal noises on the phone and hung up. Sweethearts, aren’t they? You can read about it here.

And lastly, we must fight BSL in the UK, in America, in the World. Killing dogs because of what they look like is wrong, plain and simple. Tearing family service dogs away their family, torturing him in a jail cell for two years and killing him when there are rational alternatives is pure evil.

So what will I do? I will continue working on my long form documentary based on my Dog Files short, Pit Proud: The History of the Pit Bull with more conviction then ever, knowing that I am doing the right thing about getting the word out about how wrong BSL is. I feel it’s my job to keep Lennox’s story alive and not let this happen again. Yes Denver, Miami, Ontario, I’m looking at you! Please share my short to everyone you know. Here’s the link. I’ve had requests from teachers as far away as Argentina and the Ukraine asking permission to show it to their students. Note: You don’t need my permission to show it. Just do it. Education is the cure to BSL.

I would also like to send my sympathies to Lennox’s family, the Barnes. You spent two years fighting for Lennox and for what you know is right. I’m proud to know that there are animal advocates out there as strong-willed as you are. We will never forget Lennox and all that you did to try and save him.

Because Lennox is a Jedi and good Jedi never die, they just get more powerful than you could possibly imagine! Please help us change the world! BSL must go!

And as Victoria Stilwell said in a tweet about the news, “Shame on @belfastcc.”

Lennox during happier times.

Lennox In jail where he stayed for two years.

Comments

  1. Trescozine says

    This is just plain sad. Sad for Lennox and his family, sad for the City of Belfast (who now have an international ‘black eye’ due to the questionable actions and decisions of a few bad people). Shame on the BCC.

  2. Wirianta says

    Reading this just break my heart. To see his pic when he was in jail is heartbreaking. And it makes me mad. Shame on the people who made the decision and on the warden who lied under oath.

  3. Nancy De Fleurquin says

    I am so disgusted, that poor dog had to live for two years in that horrible place. Why do people do things like that. It would break my heart of he were mine. RIP Lennox…

    • lanie sheeley7 says

      i know what i’d love to do to any1 who mistreats an animal or starves them, they’d have the same thing done to them and i’d stand there and watch. People like that who get caught only say they’re sorry so they don’t pay a fine or go to jail,which that hardly ever happens they need to go to jail. what’s wrong with this world. To most people who have animals love them like they’re their kids, I know most people say u can’t hate anyone becuz, it’s a sin, i guess i’m one of the biggest sinners around. That’s why i hate michael vick. He said he found God two days after he was caught. An athiest would say they found God if it kept them out of jail or from paying a fine. sorry i’m far from stupid and i don’t buy their crap. at least every1 knows they better not mistreat an animal in front of me, becuz i’d b in jail.
      t’

  4. Janis McCahill says

    Today is a very sad day for Lennox and his family and everyone who is living in a place where there is BSL. Thank you for such a thoughtful article. We in Ontario are working hard to repeal BSL and need everyone’s help to get the the Bill to repeal BSL to the 3rd reading. The plight of Lennox and his family have made clear the urgency of this matter.  We are so close to ending BSL in Ontario. MPP Cheri Dinovo and MPP Randy Hillier both have information, petitions, letters and news on their sites. My family have always had Dobermans so I am aware of the prejudice against specific breeds. For Lennox and his family and all the other families living with the fear of their family members being seized I have only become more determined and I thank you for your thoughtfulness and support and your great website.  

  5. says

    Poor precious Lennox.  How sad and pathetic that dogs (like people) are judge by thier breed … not their personality or nature.  Inhumane treatment of poor Lennox sickens me and my heart is heavy today.  It is so unjust that this poor creature was treated and tortured and ultimately executed because of complete ignorance.  There is so much real evil, crime and hatred out there; focus on the real issues and leave the poor animals alone.  Don’t target an animal because of a breed.  Racial profiling is unacceptable and so should breed profiling.  My condolences go out to Lennox’s family.  My heart aches for poor Lennox, who only wanted to be loved and accepted.  What a tragedy, and unjust life that poor baby had to live for his last two years of live.  Your memory will live on, you will no longer suffer and be judged….because now you are happy and at peace on Rainbow Bridge where hatred and cruelty does not exist.  R.I.P Sweet Lennox

  6. Rose Bauer says

    I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHEN THE PRIVATE INVESTIGATION BEGINS ON THE CRIMINAL ACTS OF THE BCC AGAINST THE BARNES FAMILY AND THE TRAGIC MURDER OF LENNOX THEIR DOG?  THAT IS WHERE OUR PAIN AND ANGER NEEDS TO BE DIRECTED NOW.  I AM IN GREAT EMOTIONAL PAIN TODAY AND SO I CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE WHAT PAIN THE BARNES FAMILY MUST BE EXPERIENCING. THEIR BABY GONE.  NEVER TO HOLD, PLAY AND LOVE ON HIM AGAIN.  I AM NOT SURPRISED AT ALL TO HEAR THAT THE BCC MADE OINKING NOISES AND THEN LAUGHED OVER THE PHONE WHEN WORRIED INDIVIDUALS FOR LENNOX CALLED THEM FOR UPDATES. THEY ARE THE SCUM OF THE EARTH. SAD TO EVEN HAVE TO SAY THAT, BUT IT IS JUST THE TRUTH. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH LENNOX.  THEY ABUSED YOU AND THEN KILLED YOU. SO SORRY.  

    • Rosestarlight says

      Rose Bauer you are SO RIGHT.  They are criminals and must be prosecuted.  Only the people of Belfast and the UK can stand up and speak up against this evil.  I am not convinced they will. This has been going since the eighties.  Think of how many innocent lives have been lost.  The freaking queen of england wouldn’t speak up for him nor would any of the royals and they are supposed to love dogs.  They are WEAK and selfish.  I used to like them, but I have no respect for them.  The people of Belfast should have ALL been there hammering on the doors.  They couldn’t be bothered.  Those people who tortured and abused that poor dog are the scum of the earth.  I have been in great emotional pain too and in tears sobbing ever since I found out about this horror story.  Bless you all for speaking up.  I have not stopped emailing and intend to write to them.  Someone said to write to:
      Corporate Complaints
      Belfast City Councikl
      Freepost
      BT1 5BR

      They said if you send it without postage they have to pay for it when they get it.  I wonder if that is true?   That would be good to flood them with paper mail.

      • says

        The Queen who calls herself a DOG LOVER, what a Joke! 
        They were actually dumb enough thinking they get POSITIVE FREE PROPAGANDA and that is why I said give them what they were after!!! BOYCOTT BELFAST and never step a foot in this City ~~~ that is how you really punish them, damn MURDERER , the only EVIL is sitting in their own CITY COUNCIL. If they would done that to all the Rapists and Pedophiles they may would have gotten positive feedback but not a innocent Dog! ….  DON”T LIKE EVIL & UGLY and Lennox I hope will stand there on Judgement Day…………… R.I.P Buddy you crossed the Rainbow Bridge and can run free now!

    • says

      They were actually dumb enough thinking they get POSITIVE FREE PROPAGANDA and that is why I said give them what they were after!!! BOYCOTT BELFAST and never step a foot in this City ~~~ that is how you really punish them, damn MURDERER , the only EVIL is sitting in their own CITY COUNCIL. If they would done that to all the Rapists and Pedophiles they may would have gotten positive feedback but not a innocent Dog! ….  DON”T LIKE EVIL & UGLY and Lennox I hope will stand there on Judgement Day…………… R.I.P Buddy you crossed the Rainbow Bridge and can run free now!

  7. LuighAine says

    Belfast City Council….God Bless Lennox…he crossed the Rainbow Bridge to heaven….a place you will never see…DOG spelled backwards is GOD….and he wont let evil in.

  8. Fosterd says

    It just amazes me that stupid people are in charge,I hope Lonnox looks down and understands that NOT people are MEAN and  Ignorant.Rest in Peace little one

  9. guest says

    WHY are they permitted to continue to call him a “pitbull type dog”??? Bulldog/lab mix is what he is …or rather WAS!

  10. Twpmp says

    This just breaks my heart, I hope someone investigates this group of ignorant idiots. The fate of poor Lonnox is too sad for words :(

  11. Crazelpup says

    For christ’s sake! This makes me so angry! Why do these people think they’re so much better and more important than the animals they kill??? They have shown much more aggression than poor ever Lennox did, why don’t they be shut in a cell for two years, living in their own waste and not seeing their family and then be killed. That’s what they deserve. It proves that there is no god, he would’ve wiped these people off of the planet before they could have done this. Go to hell you evil gits!

    • Rosestarlight says

      Crazelpup…that is SO TRUE.  They are the aggressive ones and the murderers and the thieves for stealing a child’s pet.  If you look at the picture of the woman in charge of agriculture.  I think her name is Michele…she looks SO HARD and she looks scary.  She is the one who could have let Lennox go to the USA.   Read this online.  This is a good idea to get Lightfoot out of her post as dog warden. BELFAST CITY COUNCIL: We request that Alexandra Lightfoot be removed from her post as Belfast City Council Dog Warden. Alexandra Lightfoot lied under oath in a court of law about Lennox & played a key role in his physical demise and eventual termination.

  12. Anonymous says

    This is truly horrible.  Thank you for all you are doing to help the helpless creatures who are at the mercy of human stupidity and cruelty.

  13. Islandgirllw56 says

    Just because he LOOKED LIKE PITBULL IS NO REASON RO PUT HIM TO SLEEP,I’M SORRY YOU’RE ALL IDIOTS!!! EVEN IF HE WAS A PITBULL IS NO REASON TO DO THAT EITHER!! I PRAY FOR HIM ,HE’S UP IN DOG HEAVEN WITH MY DOGS AND CATS AND EVERYONE ELSES PETS. AT LEAST HE’S NOT BEING MISTREATED ANY MORE! HE SHOULD OF BEEN ALLOWED TO BE HOME WITH HIS LOVEING FAMILY!! I FEEL SO SAD AND BAD FOR HIS FAMILY!I HOPE THEY AT LEAST GOT TO SAY GOOD BYE AND GOT TO BRING HIM HOME WHERE HE BELONGS TO REST IN PEACE!! SO SORRY LENNOX AND HIS FAMILY!!

  14. Jesusfreakj114 says

    My family and I are asking, as a memorial to honor Lennox, that everyone change their Facebook profile picture to one of their dog or a dog you know.

  15. says

    This is a sad thing and a wrong thing and the only way I think any change can be made is if people get the law changed. You cant judge a dog as a specific breed by the way it looks and the only reason a dog should be put down is for its own health and welfare or if it is and is proven to be agreesive. Lobby the councils and the polititians is all I can say. Make them aware of how many people are unhappy about this. Your vote does count so get some petitions going is the areas where BSL exists and stamp it out. Thank god we dont have it here

    • Debra Schembs says

      No ones vote counts just check it out
      to lose him is so out there he could have lived a new life where they were not and a jail for them is way too good

      • says

        They were actually dumb enough thinking they get POSITIVE FREE PROPAGANDA and that is why I said give them what they were after!!! BOYCOTT BELFAST and never step a foot in this City ~~~ that is how you really punish them, damn MURDERER , the only EVIL is sitting in their own CITY COUNCIL. If they would done that to all the Rapists and Pedophiles they may would have gotten positive feedback but not a innocent Dog! ….  DON”T LIKE EVIL & UGLY and Lennox I hope will stand there on Judgement Day…………… R.I.P Buddy you crossed the Rainbow Bridge and can run free now!

  16. Ghostsniper says

    to quote, Nial Horan  recently ”
    the Belfast City Council in Northern Ireland” are a, O you know what he said.

  17. Bella09271 says

    The worse breed is HUMANS……..They said Lennox was a danger dog, but he was the one to be killed by humans……….So sad…rest in peace Lennox

  18. Brendia Pack says

    I am so ashmaned of being a human! What thing would kill a baby like this for no reason. They wouldn’t release him to come to America, devils! I’m so sorryfor his family. But I now we will see Lennox again, because Our God will make it right!! See you later baby!!

  19. Anna Bohach says

    Only a public enquiry into the Lennox case can clear the name of Belfast. All decent Belfast citizens should demand this from the BCC. Otherwise they would suffer not only from the consequences of a boycott of Belfast but the same or worse could happen to any of them. If those arrogant ignorants stay in power unpunished, they will get more confident in abusing human and animal rights and take Belfast back to the Dark Ages. 

  20. says

    They are not even returning his collar to the family. My most treasured possession is Indy’s collar that he wore as I watched him go to sleep for the last time. When a supporter rang Belfast City Council this morning to check whether Lennox was still alive they mocked her by making sheep and pig noises and laughing. This is a outlaw council out of control, drunk with power and lacking human decency.

  21. Linda says

    I am shocked and appalled at the actions of “So Called” government employees. Doesn’t matter what city, state or Country it is. All creatures are God’s Creatures.
    You have murdered one of God’s Creatures.
    You will pay,suffer, for what you have done. Everyone involved will get what God thinks they deserve. 
    How, many of you had something happen to a family member today? This is ONLY DAY ONE!!!
    You have the rest of your lives to be reimbursed by God. He is very patient and you will not know when it is coming, but it is coming!!

  22. Jackie_spence says

    My thoughts and prays are with the family right now. I am so sorry this happened to you. Lennox is with you now, and is watching over you from heaven. 

  23. LeslieG25 says

    This is one tragically killed dog-think of how many wonderful loving creatures are put to sleep every day around the world.  Some shelters offer only 24-48 hours for you to reclaim a lost pet that enters as a stray. It can take a week to find out where that pet went - they never stand a chance. Our own US soldier faught for our freedom and for the Iraqi dog that saved his life to come home with him.  He needed his wounds taken care of and got to his new home, was a hero on Oprah, but ran off one day, was taken to a shelter and KILLED before the owner found him!  We are just as heartless in the US. Some shelters are PAID to put animals down-PER ANIMAL, THEY ARE PAID to KILL MORE!  Mankind, at best, is still incredibly disappointing… 

  24. says

    BASTARDS  ~ many Rescue Groups around the World offered to take the Dog , even pay for his ticket to the USA WHEN DOES THIS WORLD UNDERSTANDS THERE ARE NO EVIL DOGS (The Devil is still the person who holds the Leash) I boycott the UK now, hurt them where it hurts the most ~~~ keep the TOURIST Money away…………..   LENNOX did not had to die, they were just trying to make an example………… kill the Rapists and Pedophiles …… I have 3 rescue dogs, 2 REAL PIT BULLS and 1 Rottweiler and I never regret it one second in my life that I rescued them!  The most EVIL Creature on Earth is still the HUMAN……….. and that is a fact!!! As I said Boycott Belfast, that is how you hurt them the most. I rather give my Money to a Animal Shelter instead of stepping into that City!!! You could pay me and I would not go!!!

  25. Pumawildcat says

    i would love to be the one to be able to deliver the so called humane ending of a life, to all concerned in the stupid dark aged BELFAST COUNCIL  especially the liar who they have tried to censor,  SHE WILL BE FOUND    

  26. Shaere Biran says

    Yes – I too would gladly administer the lethal injection to each of the Belfast City Council staff who were involved, and also those in the BCC who stood by and let it happen. I would feel no remorse. Never. When Pat McCarthy and Alexandra Lightfoot die I will celebrate. And I hope the hounds of hell tear them apart piece by piece for eternity.

  27. Anonymous says

    I always wanted to go to Ireland, and Belfast…  Now I will never go…  I have no want to visit a country that condones the murderof dogs, no matter the breed!

  28. says

    Lets see…rascism is wrong, religious persecution is wrong, opression of the weak,etc…Tell me something! If we, as  member’s of the human race are ever going to get along, how in the hell are we going to get there if we can’t even treat pets with the same loyalty, love and respect they give us?

  29. Damdi79 says

    Alexandra Lightfoot is an ugly cow who is just   unhappy with her life and because she has NO friends, she took out her frustrations on an innocent animal . If she had children she would have done the same thing and only then be hauled off to jail. But because this is an animal , the same law does not apply.

  30. says

    Please note also they would not release Lennox’s collar to the family. Why? Because I am one of those who believes they illegally killed this poor baby a long time ago. The body and collar no longer exists. Thats why the dog could not be released or the Barnes see their sweetbaby one last time.

    Makes me sick. They are nothing more than liars and animal abusers. I feel bad for the torture that poor Lennox went through.

    RIP Sweet boy. You are loved and missed by many who u never knew. We will not rest intil this crazy law no longer exists. Rest in peace also Bear and Kooda killed June 2012 only 7 months old. Died only because of this shittie law.

    Mylo and Duke need help. I pray we can help them and it doesn’t turn out to be another Lennox. 

  31. Rover MacChroi says

    Its bloody murder ! Shame on You politicians, judges and others who signed, judged and executed an innocent animal. How we judge our fellow humans and animals is the reflection of our own humanity, and those murdering bastards obviously have none ! But our time shall come, its not over, and it will never be, till’ every cage is broken.. Lennox became the symbol of animal liberation struggle. This world needs to go vegan and cruelty free, with laws that treat murder of any animal the same way as they treat murder of human beeing.

  32. Tar7904 says

    I think it was cruel and heartless for what they had done to the poor dog for the past two years the barnes family tried their very hardest to save Lennox I hope that one day they all get punished for their actions by putting down a sweet innocent dog that will be missed by his family.

  33. FindMiniSausageDog says

    Now this Dog Stupid Warden, I hope she rots in hell. People can be really low, for a job, for money, for god knows what, they can commit perjury to save their skins at the cost of someone’s life, yes a dog is a someone, someone more valuable than certain humans, every time !!!!  Does she understand, that by keeping her job, taking a bribe whatever she did it for, (lie), can actually loose her life?  EVERYONE HATES YOU YOU HORRIBLE WOMAN, the political parties may have made the decision  for reasons of Political correctness, BUT SHE, SHE IS the ESCAPE GOAT!!!! THEY HAVE USED YOU< YOU HORRIBLE WOMAN, I hope you read this and have nightmares of LENNOX shredding you to bits, and you asphyxiate during that dream after feeling every single rip of your flesh by is teeth………… DO NOT SPARE HER, where ever she goes shout at her , intimidate her, make her life a leaving hell so she ends up in an institution. I would if I could…..

  34. Jmacswish says

    Whom ever made the decision to take this dog and destroy him should be taken away for ”looking like a jackass“ and hung in the center of town.

  35. AJ says

    At home your dog is family, they will show you love when they receive love. Taking them away from loved ones and putting any breed in that sort of prison cell would make any breed of dog a bit more aggressive to their surroundings and strangers. My heart felt sorrow goes out for Lennxx and his family. RIP LENNOX your story has touched many hearts.




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