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Lennox Killed Because of Breed-Specific Legislation
American Pit Bull Terriers

Stock photo of a woman with her American Pit Bull Terriers at Victoria Park, East London

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After two years of legal battles, the town of Belfast in Northern Ireland killed Lennox, an innocent dog, based solely on his resemblance to a pit bull.

Lennox had never bitten or attacked anyone. He was killed because of the length of his rear legs and muzzle. Lennox's family said that he was an American bulldog-Labrador cross, but whether he actually was a pit bull doesn't matter. Killing an innocent animal because of his breed or his appearance is wrong.

This story made international headlines and brought the inherent injustice of breed-specific legislation to the forefront. Read more about Lennox's story here.

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