You can go to http://savelennox.com and watch the video and read statements like this:
The most heartfelt plea of all was heard from Brooke, the owners eleven year old Daughter who is registered disabled. Lennox grew up around Brooke and the two became inseparable. Due to Brooke’s illness she is unable to play each day with other children and so found Lennox to always be there as a playmate and someone to be of comfort to her. Since her best friend was taken Brooke has missed much School due to suffering health and unneeded stress caused by missing her dog. Brooke’s specialist Doctor at Belfast Royal Hospital for Sick Children has also expressed growing concern for the child’s separation from her pet.
And that's good. But I approached this wondering if this was just a sob story or not - what is this unspecified disability, is this just what a distraught family would say, etc. Perhaps the dog really was dangerous?
I think what really informed me was the statement of Sarah Fisher, one of the behaviorists who examined Lennox. Combined with Jim Crosby's Blog I think the picture that emerges is pretty clear. Both the actual behaviorists assigned to the case concluded Lennox was not dangerous. They said the dog was a bit nervous but needed to be returned home. So Belfast got a cop-dog trainer to write a polemic and unprofessional condemnation that they could trot out.
And yesterday, Lennox was killed. His little girl never got to see him or say goodbye to him.
If you have more time, Victoria Stillwell's comments here, starting at 42:17 (you can click inside the little podcast player to move to 42:17 into the show), are really informative, especially in dispelling many of the myths about pit-bulls and breed-based legislation.