Hey, Merci here. Since Buddy, Sam and I are dogs, I want to do this post on a serious subject. Today, it's Lennox and other dogs. Tomorrow it could be any one of us - or you. But first I need to explain the title.
Yes, BSL is bull! All us Funny Farmers believe this. When used this way, it could have one of two meanings:
1) Obscene word for unacceptable behavior.
2) A serious and ludicrous blunder.
We need to point out that since we're not allowed to use bad words, we are using definition #2.
BSL stands for breed specific legislation and we believe it is ... well, to be polite, a serious and ludicrous blunder for any area to condemn all dogs of a certain breed to death.
Yesterday the family of 5-year-old Lennox went to court in Belfast, United Kingdom, to try to save their dog from a death sentnce - and lost. They plan to appeal and continue the battle, but they have not seen their dog since it was taken away from them May 19, 2010. Lennox didn't bite or attack anyone. He didn't do anything threatening or dangerous. The family has complied with every local law, but he was seized because tape measurements classify him as a pit bull.
This video shows Lennox, happy and healthy "pre-arrest" and a recent photo of him sitting inside a small cement cell with sawdust on the floor - not a healthy environment for any dog! But then, they're planning to kill him, so why worry about his health?
If the video doesn't play, click here.
You can read more about Lennox and the fight to save him on his web page. Be sure to click on the tab "About Lennox" for details of his story. He also has a Save Lennox page on Facebook.
We noticed Life With Dogs has also posted on Lennox. If you are interested in contacting the Belfast City Council to voice your opinion of Lennox's situation and of BSL, you can find a list of members' email addresses. Please be polite when you write.