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In Northern Ireland 2010, Lennox was take into custody because he looks similar to a pit bull. Under Northern Ireland’s Dangerous Dog Act, they have the right to euthanize Lennox according to The (UK) Guardian.  Lennox has been kept from his family ever since he was taken away from them back in 2010. Last week, the countries highest court rejected the final appeal for Lennox to be saved and returned to his family. Now the case will have to be appealed on a point of law to protect him. On top of all that, Northern Ireland is making it illegal for people in the country to own a pit bull or anything that looks like a pit bull. The court says its the families responsibility to prove that Lennox is not a pit bull. 

The good news is, there is a chance that Lennox can return home. The judge has to rule that the dog is not a danger to the public, however that is rarely seen in these cases and there have been several witnesses saying that Lennox has shown aggressive behavior. Lennox’s family has been fighting and fighting for there beloved dog, they have even started a petition that has already gotten 15,000 signatures. Sadly, Lennox will be euthanized this month unless the queen or secretary of state steps in. Please help and support the fight to free Lennox! 

Here are some petitions you can sign!:  http://www.petitiononline.com/sl190510/petition.html

Facebook page here: 

http://www.facebook.com/TheLennoxCampaign

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Fayetteville, N.C

Cumberland county officials are considering placing a ban on adopting out dogs of the bully breed because there have been too many frequent attacks and bites on humans and other animals. The animal control advisory board in the county have discussed the issue on Monday and any policy the want to change will have to be approved by the county board of commissioners. Cumberland animal control director, John Lauby, says he considers it ill-advised. “I have never said I wanted to ban a breed or any specific breed, and the reason is I know from statistics (that) banning breeds doesn’t work,” says Lauby. Lauby would rather do more screening on those who want to adopt pit bulls, rottweilers, and chows. He wants them to go to people who know how to care for them properly and wont use them for breeding or to roam freely. The chairmen of the animal control board, Cristóbal Berry-Cabán, says the shelter does not have enough resources to check up on potential adopters and he also says that they will try and send such breeds to rescue groups, but if no group can then the dogs will have to be put down…

I cant imagine a ban on only adopting bullies, EVERY single dog in a shelter needs a home, including pit bulls and other bullies. That is going way too far, no dog deserves being treated like that. And if they cant find a home or a group that will take them they have to put them down? Mind you, this is for the pit bulls and other bully dogs they are planning this for. Pit bulls are the most unwanted dog and with that said, they need a forever home and to be adopted out. I understand people are concerned about the attacks and what not, but that doesn’t mean the dogs don’t deserve and need a home. I hope this policy doesn’t pass, it is so unfair.

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Dunn, North Carolina. 

Police in Dunn say they have gotten many calls about aggressive pit bulls in the last year. Chief B.P Jones requested a city wide ban on the breed. There has been 44 calls about aggressive pit bulls, but no injuries. “But pit bulls are still a dangerous breed” Jones said. He plans on discussing his ban idea with the city counsel this weekend. ” The owners of the breed don’t take the necessary precautions to protect people from the dogs” Says Jones, he also said: “They treat pit bulls like any other dogs, but the pit bull dog is different from other dogs”

This police officer, Jones, is completely ignorant and uneducated. He thinks that this is a dog that is naturally aggressive and has been like that since they were bred. Which is, of course, untrue. People SHOULD treat pit bulls like any other dog because they are like any other dog! There is nothing different about a pit bull than any other dog. The only thing that’s different about pit bulls than any other dog, is their bad reputation, and the media has done a fantastic job of doing that (cue the sarcasm). Pit bulls shouldn’t be banned, irresponsible owners  should be! It isn’t the dogs fault, its the owners. That goes for poor breeding too, because its the owners who are breeding them that way.” The owners of the breed don’t take the necessary precautions to protect people from the dogs” What are the necessary precautions? That’s what I wanna know. All you need is to train, raise them properly, and provide unconditional love for your pit bull and you won’t run into these problems. Only if Jones would understand and educate himself, maybe he would think twice about a ban. 

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“Ear cropping is strictly cosmetic, there is no medical benefit, it is only done to change the look of the patient”.

Vet in B.C wants to pursue in creating a ban on ear cropping. The ban was already placed in Manitoba this month saying the procedure was painful and unnecessary, and a distress to dogs.  If the committee is recommending banning the procedure, the next step is to mail-in bylaw vote. With enough votes they will go on with the banning of ear cropping.

Ear cropping is unnecessary and isn’t in any way beneficial to the dog. Do I agree with the ban that could possibly be placed? Well I think if you have a dog and crop their ears just for a certain look then that’s when it is unnecessary, however I understand if it is for show because the cropped ears are necessary (correct me if I am wrong) I guess we will have to wait and see what B.C decides and the votes.

*See blog post on Feb 10, 2012 for more about ear cropping!

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Some pit bulls are now being banned on certain airlines after one incident. On July 22, 2002 a pilot heard some strange noises coming from the cargo hold of the plane. The pilot discovered that various navigational equipment wasn’t functioning, and when they opened the cargo they also discovered a 65 pound pit bull loose in cargo, the dog had broke free out of his crate. This dog was probably bored or stressed more than anything, it could have been any dog! While dogs are on an airplane they can get extremely fearful and stressed out, and any dog can break free of their kennel, it just happened to be a pit bull. To ban pit bulls and only pit bulls from airlines is breed discrimination, just because their pit bulls and after that one little incident that most likely is rare to happen again, they want to start banning them off some airlines? Their already banned in some provinces and city’s and even a cafe! Do they really need to do airlines too? They shouldn’t even be banning them in general. Another good example of breed discrimination, this happens to one dog and people wanna ban thousands.

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Legislation is due, laws are in order, and the situation is out of hand. Let’s be sure of our focus. Laws are for humans, not for animals who have no say about the captive environment they must endure.” –Rod Jones

Banning pit bulls is no different than banning cars, people die in car accidents all the time. Whos responsible? who built the car? the driver? Manufacturer? Any car can be deadly if put in the wrong hands or if built with defective parts. Same as dogs, any dogs. Pit bulls are no more responsible for the way they are bred, raised, and trained, than cars and how they are built, and driven. The breed ban will remove pit bulls from people’s homes and be confiscated and killed and the people doing it really don’t care.

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