Celebrity dog trainer and presenter of hit TV show “It’s Me Or The Dog” has joined ranks with many hundreds of thousands of worldwide supporters and celebrities such as Alyssa Milano, Anthony Head, Kelly Osbourne, Sam Fox, Boy George, Ian Somerhalder, Perez & Teddy Hilton, Sophia Bush and Cesar Millan to name but a few calling for the abolishment of BSL and the immediate release of Lennox back to his family. Victoria Stilwell posted on her forum:
“Lennox’s family have done more than required by the law as responsible dog owners who also foster dogs for various Northern Ireland dog shelters. When Lennox was a puppy his owners had him neutered, licensed, insured, DNA registered, Pet Safe registered and micro chipped and although the Belfast City Council have issued a dog licence for Lennox for the last five years and continue to do so today, the Council now find the need to class him as a Pit Bull type dog and euthanize him.
I have personally joined the fight to bring Lennox back to his loving home, having spoken at length by phone with his owner. After discussing the situation, I came away thoroughly impressed with what responsible dog owners Lennox’s family are. I also developed an appreciation for his place in their family unit, as he serves as a therapy dog for the family’s 12 year old daughter.
Please help spread awareness of this horrific situation by signing the Save Lennox Petition to have him released, distribute this information as widely as possible and using social media to help bring this beautiful, innocent dog home. Although this fight is for Lennox’s life, there are countless other dogs in similar situations thanks to ignorance, misunderstanding, and ineffectual, faulty lawmaking. Whether you think it’s morally correct or not (and in my opinion it’s completely bogus – targeting the wrong end of the leash), the simple fact is that regardless of how you feel about certain types of dogs, Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) DOES NOT WORK. Dog bites in municipalities whose government have instituted BSL legislation have gone up across the board.”
Extract Courtesy Of Positively.com
Victoria previously stated on her Twitter account how the opposition had her personal Facebook page blocked for showing support for Lennox, nonetheless Victoria continued by tweeting that she would do all she can to offer uncensored information on her blog to support Lennox. More on Lennox and BSL by Victoria Stilwell here.