Animal Advocacy Examiner
December 6, 2011
We all get into the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, but one
thing always stands strong among all of it -- Family. We look at our family
members, both human and animal, and reflect on all the wonderful times
enjoyed together over the past year. For most, it brings smiles,
heartwarming memories and joy.
For one little girl, joy will only
come from one gift -- For her beloved
Lennox to come home to her. Lennox, her therapy dog, her "bestest friend
in the whole word" was taken away from her in May 2010. He was taken from
his loving home for no other reason other than his measurements on a
seamstress' tape measure. His family hasn't been allowed to see him, other
than in videos taken of his various assessments by professionals, since the
day he was seized. (See links provided for Lennox's story.)
breed-specific legislation (BSL) at it's very worst. Pit Bulls or any
bully breed resembling them in the UK, the U.S. and many other countries are
singled out. They are torn from their loving families and killed simply
because of the media's focus on a few bad deeds done by ill-trained dogs.
Lennox is an innocent victim of this madness, and his best friend, Brooke,
has had her heart broken from missing him.
This is the second
Christmas that Lennox and Brooke will spend apart from each other. While
others around the globe can reach out and give their beloved furry family
members a gentle pat, a loving belly rub, a special treat; Brooke can't do
those things for her best friend.
A beautiful tribute to Lennox for
this second Christmas spent locked away called "Jingle Bells for Lennox" has
been written by the multi-award-winning and passionate animal advocates,
Maria Daines and Paul Killington. They've written a prior song for
Lennox, and other songs about the wrongs of BSL. This special tribute has
been made into the YouTube video provided with this article, with thanks
from the family to J. Tyrell Once. The lyrics are written and sung to the
tune of the original Christmas song "Jingle Bells".
If you haven't
already done so, please add your name to the
Lennox linked below. His fate remains precarious with the death sentence
hanging over his head and the final appeal still under review in an
agonizingly-slow legal process that has left Lennox and his family holding
their breath and wondering if the days ahead will see Lennox take his last
Help bring the smile back to a lonely little girl's face and joy
back into her heart by joining the "Save Lennox Army" and helping to bring
this innocent boy home where he belongs. It's the best and only gift this
little girl's heart longs for this year.
Take a look at your own
family and then think how it would feel if your own cherished dog was torn
from your arms for no reason except how they looked, and then sentenced to
death because of it. Once you do that, it's guaranteed you'll want to add
your voice to help bring sweet Lennox home, so Brooke never has to spend
another Christmas without her "bestest friend in the whole world".
Advocates from around the world are sending loving, positive thoughts to
Brooke, Lennox and all the families who have suffered or are suffering
because of BSL. We will never give up the fight to end this madness.
here to sign the petition to free Lennox.
Click here for
the official website of the Save Lennox campaign.
Click here for the other
music by Maria Daines and Paul Killington about Lennox and BSL.
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A little girl's Christmas wish: Bring Lennox home - National animal advocacy