Lennox redux in Canada/UK

Canada oh Canada… a few more Lennox type situations (am sure that there are many many more)…

We have to OUT these bureaucrats, judges, officials… name names… let them know that there are consequences for these actions, killing innocent dogs.

RIP Wicca…

http://celiasue.com/2012/07/26/wicca-update/

This is a roller coaster ride… NEW… Thursday morning latest… Wicca is still alive…well, there are now rumors that she is not… lunacy going on now… people call the mayor and email…

and listen to this assessment of the dog Wicca whose life is at stake…

http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Montreal/ID/2260723655/

http://www.globalmontreal.com/montreal+dog+to+be+euthanized+after+owner+fights+to+save+its+life/6442686531/story.html

and comment on the news media page, they are asking if dogs should be put to sleep if they bite… of course NOT…

https://www.facebook.com/globalmontreal/posts/335166163235494

…There appear to be two alternatives:

Berger Blanc disobeys the city order to euthanize, re-homes Wicca, and suffers political consequences (a tough call because it is the City of Montreal that awards shelter the annual animal control contract, or

Mayor Gerald Tremblay gives the order for clemency.

Reports indicate that Couture, owner of Berger Blanc, and the Mayor are good friends and Couture could make a phone call to the Mayor requesting official clemency for Wicca .  This would be a good public relations move on the part of Berger Blanc while insuring no political repercussions.

The Mayor of Montreal Monsieur Gérald Tremblay, geraldtremblay@ville.montreal.qc.ca

THIS IS THE MAYOR OF MONTREAL, PLEASE WRITE HERE TOO

https://www.facebook.com/MaireTremblay

City of Montreal inspector who allegedly ordered Wicca’s death sentence is Benoit Lacroix.benoitlacroix@ville.montreal.qc.ca

Contact details for various members of the council are top left of this page. http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/portal/page?_pageid=5977%2C42999681&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&submit=true

ombudsman@ville.montreal.qc.ca,
maire@ville.montreal.qc.ca,
dbecker@ville.montreal.qc.ca,
martine.painchaud@ville.montreal.qc.ca,
ariane.lareau@ville.montreal.qc.cw

it is not over yet. This was on Save Wicca’s page:
Karen Newman

For anyone near Berger Blanc where Wicca is, here is the latest statement…
‘BERGER BLANC IS REFUSING TO EUTHANIZE WICCA SAYING SHE IS A GOOD DOG AND DOESNT DESERVE TO DIE. PROTEST WILL HAPPEN TONIGHT AT 7:30 IN PARC EXTENSION AT THE OLD CFCF BUILDING, NOW THE PARC-X BOURROUGH HALL. 405 AVENUE OGILVY. PLEASE SHARE AND PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY COMING TONIGHT. WICCA’S LIFE DEPENDS ON THIS’

 Save Wicca in Montreal,  sad news…

It’s over for Wicca. The Judge begged the city to give us 10 days in order to file a motion but he asked this on moral grounds since legally, he did not have the power to overturn a death order. The city refused. Wicca’s execution stands. Believe me when I tell you all how devastated we are over this but we will not stop. The laws will be changed. You mark my words! Wicca will not have died in vain. LONG LIVE WICCA!

What is it with Councils lording it as if they are demi Gods! I think people the world over need to start protesting…

Wicca is a 5 year old spayed Am Staff AKA Pit Bull who is now making headlines due to the flagrant discrimination and unconstitutional treatment her case has received from the city of Montreal over an alleged bite. (bite or scratch has yet to be determined)…

“Her owner was in court earlier on Monday July 23, concerning his charges for contempt of court since he refused to bring her to the Berger Blanc (with darn good reason) and the city decided to deal with the appeal as well right there on the spot. The judge ordered that Wicca be brought to the court house to “meet” her. They tricked us and had her taken away by the Berger Blanc. (CBC Montreal covered it).
“Attorneys are now appealing to the Supreme Court. This case was handled so wrongly right from the beginning. It screams injustice and discrimination. Our attorneys are flabbergasted as is the Mc Gill student legal team.”

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Wicca/450404848326080

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/378/625/628/save-wicca-from-a-death-order/

Free Brindi

On June 26, the provincial judge turned over all control and rights to my dog Brindi to Halifax – the very city that has wanted to kill her since July 2008. That June, animal services officials had arbitrarily muzzled her, then told me about a law allowing them to seize and destroy her without any further ado if she was reported for anything, including not wearing her muzzle even accidentally. They seized her on July 24, 2008, after exactly that unfortunate thing happened four days earlier: she accidentally got loose for about 20 seconds, without causing injury to anybody.

There is no law in Halifax mandating seizure and destruction of a dog under a muzzle order merely for being off its property without the muzzle on. The supreme court later quashed that euthanasia order, but Halifax didn’t return Brindi. And the city never held anybody accountable for those boldfaced lies, either.

Last month, after prolonging Brindi’s already lengthy stay in the pound by nearly four more months (on top of 18 months since the 2010 seizure), and after I put together a very strong case for Brindi’s release, bolstered by the trainer’s excellent testimony, Judge Buchan gave carte blanche to Halifax officials, saying they should do their own usual” assessment on her, and after August 1, they are free to decide for themselves what to do with her. (For some strange reason the prosecutor told the media the date was August 21 – not sure what that was about.)

During the trial, the prosecutor argued – as always – that there was only one option for Brindi: death. Somehow the judge ignored this consistent position, as well as the fact that Brindi has been assessed positively many times already. The most recent one was carried out on June 13 by behavioral consultant Susan Jordan; her report lay on the judge’s desk.

http://freebrindi.blogspot.com/

and another dog in the UK was just seized…

Marc Shirley co founder of endbsl.co.uk has just been arrested on charges of owning a type 1 banned breed, buster, who is 11, a senior and not a tooth in his head, please join the group, sign the petition.

Bring Buster home, this is madness..
from Buster’s owner: “I was able to maintain my cool with police and put forward an excellent case, however feeling they wont get a result on charging me with Posetion of a Banned Breed in contravention to section one of the 1991 DDA.

I have been Charged as follows (Charge sheet will be uploaded later)

Charge: 1
Possess or Have Custody Of A “FIGHTING DOG”, In contravention of the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act, SECTION SEVEN.

No charges in relation to section 1 of the 1991DDA

Interview lasted more than 90 mins, and i was question on everything from being involved with dog fighting to breeding pitbulls for financial Gain.

I strongly refute those charges, i have never even so much as attended a fighting event, as for breeding, they wish, i aint that clued up, i wouldnt know how to breed 2 dogs, plus i have a new bourn due in 8 weeks, i really cant be dealing with a puppy at this stage.

I will continue to fight my legal case, and i will continue to fight to bring buster home, again on legal advice i have nothing further to add on busters case, other than its progressing.

As for them sending me to prison for owning a fighting dog good luck, busters got no teeth he’s not even a match for a pillow.

“MOST IMPORTANTLY I WILL NOT REST UNTILL BUSTER IS HOME WITH ME.”

“A founding partner of this site yesterday had his 11 Year Old Mixed Breed dog deemed to be of “TYPE” he was then Seized under the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act, Section 1.

“We are fighting for him to be freed as an exempted dog due to his age, and various health issues.

“If you support our cause and would like to see our founder get his dog back, please sign this petition in support of freeing Buster and bringing him home.

“The dogs owner, will later today hand himself into Suffolk Police, as we understand he will be arrested and charged with owning a banned breed, and a mistake from his past has come back to haunt, he really is facing a sentence.”

http://www.endbsl.co.uk/V2/?q=node%2F295

On the bright/positive side of the street…

“In the face of oppression the Olympic torch is carried through Britain alongside a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, commonly referred to as a Pit Bull in the United States. Maybe one day BSL will be lifted there and sights like this won’t be extraordinary.”

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8 responses to “Lennox redux in Canada/UK

  1. Pingback: Lennox: a rebuttal | Have dog blog will travel

  2. It’s ironic this was exactly the point of Karen’s story, that more dogs are suffering, not just Lennox. And while Karen is being slaughtered on the Internet, I have a ton of dogs over here in Denmark that are in need as well. So much energy that is going to waste, when we loose the big picture out of sight.

    I like to think Lennox would have wanted his legacy to be to unite us. There must be room to disagree as long as the goal is to help all pit bulls that are victims, and not just individuals. We need everybody on board, Wicca, Brindi, Lennox, Celia Sue, but also Karen.

  3. What I find most disturbing it that in the cases of ‘mixed’ breeds all other elements of the dogs hertitage are ignored I have a rescue dog when I adopted him 11 years ago age weeks he was listed as collie cross the reality is as he has grown no one has no clue what he is now I don’t think he has any ‘pittie’ ot banned breed in him but even if he had why should that be considered the ruling breed he is basically a 22kg lapdog

    • exactly our point. people think oh I do not have a pit bull, so my dog is safe… nope… this is canine racism… first they demonize dogs and discriminate against the blood hounds, then the Doberman Pinschers, Rottweilers, German Shepherds and now the pit bulls (read the Pit Bull Placebo by Karen Delise)… because of the owners…

      • I do not have a dog, yet, but I hope to have another one when I retire. Wanted to share this with everyone for and against pitties and their “types.” Yesterday, as other days, I watched about 10 or more dogs of different breeds and sizes from huge to miniature having a blast, OFF LEASH and un-muzzled. Such a joy to watch! Pittie “types” and pedigree American pittbulls were amongst them and although the pittie “types” didn’t know me, as I sat there on the grass watching, my face level with the pittie “types” dogs faces, they approached me to say “hello” doggie style, with wagging tails. Well, their whole bodies “wagged” actually..lol…as they brought balls for me to throw or just to sniff me. It was an awesome sight!

        Lets all remember that a “pack” is about 5 or more canines and people together. Not one dog showed aggression to the other dog breeds or the people AND more to the point, there was no fear in the humans for the pittie “types” as their tiny little dogs chased the pittie “types” and some huge dogs and visa-versa. The little dogs were not yappy either as can be seen by bad dog owners, who let these tiny dogs run rampant and untrained because they are “small” wehich shocks me. Dogs should all be trained properly.

        Anyway, I wish the world had the same view as all those dog owners yesterday, who had obviously socialised their dogs with other dogs and with people, in order for this Kindergarten type doggie play to continue for a whole hour! I loved it.

        I pray to God that BSL or muzzling is NEVER brought into force here. It would take away this old girls daily joy in my writing or editing breaks!

        It DEFINITELY IS NOT THE BREED, IT IS THE DEED and ALL BAD DOG OWNER, no matter their dogs size, SHOULD BE PUNISHED, NOT THEIR DOGS. DOGS ARE NOT BORN BAD, people MAKE them bad. Heck, PITTIE “TYPES” AND OTHER BREEDS ON THE DANGEROUS DOGS LISTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD PROVED IT YESTERDAY, RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF ME. I however, do not need to learn this myself, I’ve always known it.

        ALSO NOTE:

        *** I watched the “Dogs in the City” show on TV yesterday. I was appalled to see children ill-treating a large young dog, smacking it in the face with their own toys, jumping on it with their full weight, ramming their dolls pushchair into the dog and chasing it around their home, etc.

        The parents JUST smiled. SHOCKING! SHOCKING! No wonder some family dogs eventually turn and bite if parents are not training their kids on how to respectfully treat an animal!!! Hell, I would turn too if I was constantly being tortured like that by anyone. I’m SO glad the dog trainer, his name eludes me right now, showed this family how to behave with one of Gods innocent creatures.

        Blessings to all and keep fighting the good fight to end the BSL dangerous laws worldwide and bring in something more educated and informed! It is NEVER the dogs fault, as the latter part of my post above proves.

      • nice, thank you. your book looks quite interesting.

  4. Rachel

    I’m all for ending BSL, it saddens and sickens me. But not sure why the site of a Staffy walking with the Olympic torch is described as extraordinary? There are Staffies literally all over Britain, they’re one of our most popular breeds! Certainly in the NE they are.

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