It seems not a day goes by that the Belfast City Council don’t make yet another mistake or blunder and tell yet another lie regarding Lennox. This recent one however can be proven and this Blog intends to do just that. In a recent Belfast Telegraph Newspaper article dated 17th November 2010 regarding Lennox a Belfast Council spokesman said; “while I couldn’t comment on Lennox’s individual case because of legal proceedings, dog wardens acted within the law” Lets just reiterate that council spokesman’s statement “Acted Within The Law” So what law would that be I wonder? Is this the law as set forth by Belfast City Council? It seems to be just that as the below documents clearly show that Belfast City Council did not act within the law on more than one occasion where Lennox’s seizure was concerned. One final time for the Blog readers Mr council spokesman… “Dog wardens acted within the law” Now lets have the images attached tell the rest of the “Within The Law” story.
This is the warrant which was gave to Lennox’s owner by Belfast City Council Dog Wardens on the day of Lennox’s seizure. As most people will know by now and as it has been printed many times already in various papers, Lennox’s owner and little Daughter live in the North of Belfast and the address shown on this warrant clearly is not the owners address. The Save Lennox Campaign Blog has blocked out the door number on this warrant.
In this image you can see a reply to a Freedom of Information Request (FOI) from the Belfast City Council’s Dog Control Manager. The Dog Control Manager was asked what guidelines and procedures are used to identify apparent Pit Bull type dogs. In the reply Ms Elwood clearly states that the council use American Dog Breeders Association (ADBA) breed standards guide. Strange as the ADBA have never gave Belfast City Council any authorisation, legal pardon or any licence to use any version or derived version of the breed standards guide. The ADBA copyrighted their breed standards guide in 2005 to stop councils and certain self acclaimed breed experts from using the ADBA guide to misidentify dogs for the purpose of court proceedings and to help secure death sentences on innocent dogs owned by responsible dog owners… just like Lennox and his human Family!
And finally the response sent from ADBA Inc to the Belfast City Council for their illegal use of copyrighted ADBA material. As you can see the CEO of the American Dog Breeders Association isn’t well pleased by the councils illegal use of the copyrighted breed standards and has stated ‘Cease & Desist’
And the final word again comes from the Belfast City Council Spokesman…
“Dog wardens acted within the law”