Just as we judge each other by our sex and skin color, we do the same of dogs… and like people, we murder them because of it.
"So many times in this column I have said that breed-specific legislation is a cancer borne of hysteria and media hype, which focuses on the wrong end of the leash. Bad dogs are not born. Bad guardians make the dogs bad. They either intentionally train them to be fighters or to be vicious, or they do not train them at all, and never teach them proper doggie manners. Regardless, it is the fault of humans and never the fault of the dogs. Yet, the laws target those dogs, and by the thousands every year they are murdered, just like Lennox, simply because of their birth and how they look.
Two years ago, Lennox climbed inside of my heart and took up residence there. Today, with the knowledge of his death, there is a huge empty space of pain and anguish at his loss. My sadness and pain are nothing compared to what his family, most especially the innocent child, Brooke, must be feeling; their pain is incomprehensible."
Mourning the death of Lennox
Last year when I began the journey of writing this column, the story of Lennox was the first one I published. I had been following his story from the time it h
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