2014 ~ Lennox Remembered ~ 1st April 2005 –

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~ Appalling and tragic as it is, Lennox’s death was set in stone the day Belfast City Council ordered him seized, on Wednesday the 19th May 2010.

In fact many believe Lennox’s destruction was a foregone conclusion the day Lightfoot turned up at the family home days earlier (11th May 2010), compounded by Tallack’s involvement –  something he claimed was accidental because he ‘just happened to be in Belfast at the time[link]. Given the many times he’s contradicted himself and forgotten his own lies, it’s probably safe to say that his involvement was anything BUT ‘accidental’.

Peter Tallack, NON expert witness used by Belfast City Council to aid the destruction of Lennox Barnes

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The mere fact that Belfast City Council had Tallack at its’ disposal is neither here nor there – BCC, with crony Lightfoot’s help, would have ensured the same outcome for Lennox’s fate and found others to do their bidding – after all, there must be other fake ‘experts’ out there dense enough to falsify evidence for a reward of almost eight grand (the ‘official’ fee given to Tallack as a NON-expert witness).

But BCC did have Peter Tallack as cohort to Sandie Lightfoot – the ideal amoral and dishonest double act.

We don’t feel able to legitimately include the ‘official’ date of Lennox’s death announced by Belfast City Council because it’s more than likely he was killed long before that day. Doubters should consider that BCC counsellors consistently refused requests by the family to say goodbye to Lennox; they ignored all of Victoria Stilwell’s offers to take him out of the country, and even refused Sarah Fisher permission to attend Lennox’s execution and take his ashes and collar back to the family.

Sandie Lightfoot and a very frightened Lennox BSL shortly after being seized

Add to that more Sandie Lightfoot lies, this time where she allegedly made a habit of visiting Lennox while he was incarcerated, when she supposedly drove miles out of her way to take him gifts and toys – all off her own back, out of the goodness of her heart, in her spare time, yada yada.

What a shame she was inflicted with occasional memory loss and on those particular occasions forgot to take her camera and/or phone, instead having to rely on someone else to provide a photo of a different dog to show her own ‘proof’ of Lennox’s wonderful life behind bars! [link].

Sandie Lightfoot Belfast Dog Warden, liar and stalker. Ann Banford aka Mel Page Deed not Breed, Anne EndBSL Roberts, Deb (Gooner) Gathercole, Debbie Gathercole, Denise Day, Ella Kathy Wardley, George E Slough, Jayne Radziszewski, Jeff Slough, Jeff W Whur, Jules J Jules, Karin B Kulessa, Kirsten Lawrence, Lasse Junior Kulessa, Lesley Mead, Mandy Mare aka Debbie Gathercole, Amanda Mare aka Debbie Gathercole facebook, Mel Duncan, Mel Page Deed not Breed, Mel Rushmore Bull Breed Advisory, Pam Whitrod, Peter Tallack, Ruth McKinley, Sandie Lightfoot Belfast, Sam Bellamy Facebook, Sarah Gunther EGAR, Sarah Rands facebook, Sharon I Vermillion, Steve Rushy, Victoria Thomas, Gunner Leigh, Tina DELANEY Animal Welfare Newham, Michelle Delaney Animal Welfare Newham aka Tina Delaney, Lennox BSL Belfast, Save Lennox, PSNI, Bar Council Northern Ireland, Tina Michelle Delaney, Animal Welfare Newham, Tina Delaney BSL, Tina Delaney Dangerous Dogs, Tina Delaney Nature or Nurture, Tina Delaney Death Row Dogs, Tina Delaney Dog Attacks, Tina Delaney Dog Bites, Victoria Delaney facebook, Michelle Delaney animal welfare manager newham, Victoria Stilwell dogs, Sarah Fisher expert dog behaviourist, Nerdy Computers Limited, Andrea Williams facebook, Andrea Williams Phillips WAGS, Jeff Lewis Slough Rochdale, John Alan Wareing, Julie Bell Tattler, Anne EndBSL Roberts, Deb (Gooner) Gathercole, Debbie Gathercole, Denise Day facebook, Ella Kathy Wardley facebook, George E Slough facebook, Jayne Radziszewski, Jeff Slough facebook, Jeff W Whur facebook, Jules J Jules facebook, Karin B Kulessa, Kirsten Lawrence facebook, Lesley Mead facebook, Amanda Mare facebook aka Debbie Gathercole, Mel Duncan facebook, Mel Page Deed not Breed, Mel Rushmore Bull Breed Advisory, Pam Whitrod facebook, Peter Tallack BSL, Ruth McKinley facebook Belfast, Sandie Lightfoot Belfast, Sam Bellamy Facebook, Sarah Gunther EGAR, Sarah Rands facebook, Sharon Vermillion facebook, Steve Rushy, Victoria Thomas facebook, Gunner Leigh facebook, Jacqueline Moth-Hag Jahn, ISPCA Gunther, GSPCA Gunther, Ted Ismay facebook, Samara Phoenix Edwards facebook, Andrea Phillips Mrs Dude Facebook, Kel Gunner Leigh facebook, Jayne Radziszewski Jeffrey Slough Crede Signo Dynamic Websites company number 06960098 registered address 65 rhodes crescent Rochdale Lancashire L11 2HU, Jeffrey Lewis Slough Little Angels Staffie Rescue,

But that wasn’t enough for this twisted and warped excuse – she stalked and intimidated her targets on more than one occasion [link], even allowing a photo she’d taken of their home to be used by her disguised Facebook friends to ridicule Lennox’s family [link].

Given what we all know about Lightfoot and Tallack, we end this post with a reminder that all the following were close friends or closely associated with each before Lennox was seized; all of them were on Facebook in one guise or another, and all of them supported each other to the hilt during the two year Hate Campaign – and nothing has changed :

Among others [link]: Sarah Gunther, Sandie Lightfoot, Tina Delaney, Peter Tallack, Mel Page, Melanie Rushmore 

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Sandie Lightfoot Belfast, Tina Delaney Newham, Mel Page Deed not Breed, Melanie Rushmore Bullbreed AdvisoryLocation: Belfast City Council Date: 07/04/13. Best pals Sandie Lightfoot and Tina (sometimes Michelle) Delaney (was Furness)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 Remembering Lennox, His Family, and All Victims of BSL

Lennox Barnes, sad victim of Breed Specific Legislation, aided and abetted by corrupt, immoral Belfast Council employees. Ann Banford aka Mel Page Deed not Breed, Anne EndBSL Roberts, Deb (Gooner) Gathercole, Debbie Gathercole, Denise Day, Ella Kathy Wardley, George E Slough, Jayne Radziszewski, Jeff Slough, Jeff W Whur, Jules J Jules, Karin B Kulessa, Kirsten Lawrence, Lasse Junior Kulessa, Lesley Mead, Mandy Mare aka Debbie Gathercole, Amanda Mare aka Debbie Gathercole facebook, Mel Duncan, Mel Page Deed not Breed, Mel Rushmore Bull Breed Advisory, Pam Whitrod, Peter Tallack, Ruth McKinley, Sandie Lightfoot Belfast, Sam Bellamy Facebook, Sarah Gunther EGAR, Sarah Rands facebook, Sharon I Vermillion, Steve Rushy, Victoria Thomas, Gunner Leigh, Tina DELANEY Animal Welfare Newham, Michelle Delaney Animal Welfare Newham aka Tina Delaney, Lennox BSL Belfast, Save Lennox, PSNI, Bar Council Northern Ireland, Tina Michelle Delaney, Animal Welfare Newham, Tina Delaney BSL, Tina Delaney Dangerous Dogs, Tina Delaney Nature or Nurture, Tina Delaney Death Row Dogs, Tina Delaney Dog Attacks, Tina Delaney Dog Bites, Victoria Delaney facebook, Michelle Delaney animal welfare manager newham, Victoria Stilwell dogs, Sarah Fisher expert dog behaviourist, Nerdy Computers Limited, Andrea Williams facebook, Andrea Williams Phillips WAGS, Jeff Lewis Slough Rochdale, John Alan Wareing, Julie Bell Tattler, Anne EndBSL Roberts, Deb (Gooner) Gathercole, Debbie Gathercole, Denise Day facebook, Ella Kathy Wardley facebook, George E Slough facebook, Jayne Radziszewski, Jeff Slough facebook, Jeff W Whur facebook, Jules J Jules facebook, Karin B Kulessa, Kirsten Lawrence facebook, Lesley Mead facebook, Amanda Mare facebook aka Debbie Gathercole, Mel Duncan facebook, Mel Page Deed not Breed, Mel Rushmore Bull Breed Advisory, Pam Whitrod facebook, Peter Tallack BSL, Ruth McKinley facebook Belfast, Sandie Lightfoot Belfast, Sam Bellamy Facebook, Sarah Gunther EGAR, Sarah Rands facebook, Sharon Vermillion facebook, Steve Rushy, Victoria Thomas facebook, Gunner Leigh facebook, Jacqueline Moth-Hag Jahn, ISPCA Gunther, GSPCA Gunther, Ted Ismay facebook, Samara Phoenix Edwards facebook, Andrea Phillips Mrs Dude Facebook, Kel Gunner Leigh facebook, Jayne Radziszewski Jeffrey Slough Crede Signo Dynamic Websites company number 06960098 registered address 65 rhodes crescent Rochdale Lancashire L11 2HU, Jeffrey Lewis Slough Little Angels Staffie Rescue,

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A Message from the Save Lennox Campaign:

On April 1st Join Us As We Remember Lennox On His 9th Birthday & All Those Past & Present Affected By Breed Specific Legislation. Help Us Spread The Word About Lennox’s 9th Birthday Campaign called,‪#‎EachOneReachOne‬ Aimed At Informing Others About Breed Specific Legislation.

To mark another birthday without Lennox we ask you to reach out and tell someone about Breed Specific Legislation as there are still so many still unaware about BSL and too many innocent dogs are losing their lives. Just like Lennox, these dogs are much loved family pets who have never harmed anyone or anything, their only crime was simply being born looking a certain way.
BSL is wrong, BSL tears families apart, the only way to fight it is to stand together and protest that enough is enough! We demand education not eradication, we demand deed not breed!
The more people educated about responsible dog ownership and BSL the many more lives can be saved.

On April 1st 2014 at 21.00 (9pm) UK time and 16.00 (4pm) EDT join the Lennox campaign for a special Twitter tweetstorm. Here are some ideas of how you can show your support and help spread the word about Lennox’s 9th birthday campaign #EachOneReachOne.

Turn your twitter avatar/profile picture black for 24hrs on April 1st, alternatively you may copy and use the Lennox campaign memorial ribbon avatar/profile picture from this Facebook page or from the @OfficialLennox twitter account.

Change your Facebook timeline picture for 24hrs by copying and using the Lennox 9th birthday memorial timeline cover from this Facebook page.

Update your own Facebook status with Lennox’s story for 24hrs.

Print out an anti BSL leaflet or use the one attached (What You Should Know About BSL) and pass them out in the street or park, ask a shop owner or pet store if you may pin one to a notice board or if you may leave a bundle with them.

We can all help educate others who may not be aware of BSL if each of us reach out and tell one other person, EachOneReachOne.

Lennox will never be forgotten because his spirit lives on in the hearts of his family and in the hearts of millions around the globe who fought for him. Lennox will be forever with us as he is with YOU every time you help others, rescue, adopt, shelter, speak out against cruelty and campaign for the abolishment of BSL. YOU are his legacy, YOU keep his spirit alive, YOU help continue what Lennox could sadly only achieve in death, YOU are Lennox’s Army!
Continue campaigning for truth, continue to speak out and NEVER allow your voices to be silenced no matter how hard it may get… Never give up!

Thank You All. X

Twitter Hashtags:  #EachOneReachOne ‪#‎EndBSL‬ ‪#‎LennoxLegacy‬ ‪#‎LennoxArmy‬

Lennox Belfast 1st April 2005. Ann Banford aka Mel Page Deed not Breed, Anne EndBSL Roberts, Deb (Gooner) Gathercole, Debbie Gathercole, Denise Day, Ella Kathy Wardley, George E Slough, Jayne Radziszewski, Jeff Slough, Jeff W Whur, Jules J Jules, Karin B Kulessa, Kirsten Lawrence, Lasse Junior Kulessa, Lesley Mead, Mandy Mare aka Debbie Gathercole, Amanda Mare aka Debbie Gathercole facebook, Mel Duncan, Mel Page Deed not Breed, Mel Rushmore Bull Breed Advisory, Pam Whitrod, Peter Tallack, Ruth McKinley, Sandie Lightfoot Belfast, Sam Bellamy Facebook, Sarah Gunther EGAR, Sarah Rands facebook, Sharon I Vermillion, Steve Rushy, Victoria Thomas, Gunner Leigh, Tina DELANEY Animal Welfare Newham, Michelle Delaney Animal Welfare Newham aka Tina Delaney, Lennox BSL Belfast, Save Lennox, PSNI, Bar Council Northern Ireland, Tina Michelle Delaney, Animal Welfare Newham, Tina Delaney BSL, Tina Delaney Dangerous Dogs, Tina Delaney Nature or Nurture, Tina Delaney Death Row Dogs, Tina Delaney Dog Attacks, Tina Delaney Dog Bites, Victoria Delaney facebook, Michelle Delaney animal welfare manager newham, Victoria Stilwell dogs, Sarah Fisher expert dog behaviourist, Nerdy Computers Limited, Andrea Williams facebook, Andrea Williams Phillips WAGS, Jeff Lewis Slough Rochdale, John Alan Wareing, Julie Bell Tattler, Anne EndBSL Roberts, Deb (Gooner) Gathercole, Debbie Gathercole, Denise Day facebook, Ella Kathy Wardley facebook, George E Slough facebook, Jayne Radziszewski, Jeff Slough facebook, Jeff W Whur facebook, Jules J Jules facebook, Karin B Kulessa, Kirsten Lawrence facebook, Lesley Mead facebook, Amanda Mare facebook aka Debbie Gathercole, Mel Duncan facebook, Mel Page Deed not Breed, Mel Rushmore Bull Breed Advisory, Pam Whitrod facebook, Peter Tallack BSL, Ruth McKinley facebook Belfast, Sandie Lightfoot Belfast, Sam Bellamy Facebook, Sarah Gunther EGAR, Sarah Rands facebook, Sharon Vermillion facebook, Steve Rushy, Victoria Thomas facebook, Gunner Leigh facebook, Jacqueline Moth-Hag Jahn, ISPCA Gunther, GSPCA Gunther, Ted Ismay facebook, Samara Phoenix Edwards facebook, Andrea Phillips Mrs Dude Facebook, Kel Gunner Leigh facebook, Jayne Radziszewski Jeffrey Slough Crede Signo Dynamic Websites company number 06960098 registered address 65 rhodes crescent Rochdale Lancashire L11 2HU, Jeffrey Lewis Slough Little Angels Staffie Rescue,

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TALLACK Radio Interviews

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Tallack Radio Interviews

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Peter TALLACK

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We’re covering a statement the Hate Campaign maintain is a direct quote from Peter Tallack in reply to questions one of them apparently sent to him last year.

It’s unknown which HC member is supposed to have asked the questions (Day) but you’re required to believe the whole Q&A thing is genuine  – once again without proof.

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The questions apparently put to Peter Tallack :

In your experience do you think Lennox stands any chance at all of being allowed to live? Could he be reassessed and rehomed somewhere well away from his former home?”

The alleged response from Peter Tallack :

The honest answer from me is, no I don’t think he could be safely re-homed anywhere.

When I examined him he was the most unpredictable PBT I have ever dealt with and that is taking everything into consideration. (1)

I don’t know if you [are] aware the first defence expert used by the Barnes family never even took him out of the kennel, she just said Pit Bull Dangerous!! and that was that. Her statement has never been mentioned or served on the Council. (2)

The second expert as you are aware was David Ryan who stopped his examination when Lennox lunged at him.

The third examination by Sarah was a farce and no real test whatsoever. (3)

Again I don’t know if you are aware but at the first Magistrates hearing there was me and the DW who said he was unpredictable. David Ryan and then Caroline Barnes in evidence said that Lennox had always been bad with strangers and was always leaded and muzzled since they had him. (4)

There were no family photographs of Lennox in the house or with her children which does lean toward our suspicions that Lennox was permanently chained in their yard. (5)

It is my view that Lennox is not a cross breed but pure PBT and for this behaviour is worrying, generally pure PBT when they have been looked after have superb temperaments. I really don’t know but suspect something has changed his temperament/ behaviour. (6)

Again I don’t know if you are aware the only person who has successfully made any bond with Lennox is the dog warden who was slaughtered by the campaign and yet every week drove all the way to the kennels just to spend time with him. (7)

Sadly it is my view that Lennox was the wrong dog to campaign for. There have been many other cases that could have been much more worth while cases. I do believe the law needs amending. (8)

I will say and my view will never change, human life must come first! It is very sad but because of some really stupid people out there, there has to [be a] law to protect human life and this is one of them.

I wish I had a magic wand and banish one or people out there, but I have now been involved in four fatalities in the last five years and three of those have been young children, if I had a pound for every time I’ve heard, if only I’d known or if only!

You can see why it was not a straight forward yes no answer! Sorry! (9) ” 

According to the Hate Campaign the above statement was received via email from Peter Tallack in April 2012… while the case was ongoing.

Bearing in mind Peter Tallack knew why the first defence expert’s report wasn’t used and why that expert and her report were never allowed inclusion in the proceedings, it was very ill-advised and unprofessional of Mr Tallack to draw attention to the subject at all.

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Let’s break the statement down and have a nitpick :

(1)  ” The honest answer from me is, no I don’t think he could be safely re-homed anywhere. When I examined him he was the most unpredictable PBT I have ever dealt with and that is taking everything into consideration. ” 

According to Peter Tallack’s CV, his experience and involvement with ‘Pit Bull Terriers’ spans at least 25 years, some of it within a geographical area that was, according to him, “very densely populated where Pit Bull Terriers became very popular very quickly ” (a district of South London). 

And so we’re all expected to believe that, in 25 or more years and with all that experience and involvement with ‘Pit Bull type dogs‘,  Peter Tallack had NEVER come across a dog as unpredictable as Lennox.  

As usual, there isn’t a speck of recorded proof for that claim, and no witness statements to back it up. Unless you include Sandie Lightfoot, with her alleged ten years similar experience with canines, who oddly enough said the same thing as Tallack, almost word for word, again without proof

The only difference between those two is that Lightfoot’s claims were exposed as outright lies via online evidence, some of which had originally been leaked by the Hate Campaign with the intention of damaging Lennox’s case for his owners, but which justifiably backfired on Lightfoot and the rest of the HC.

It was very convenient for Tallack that his ‘examinations‘ of Lennox (on two occasions*) went unrecorded (not a requirement for the Respondent). In addition, to all intents and purposes Tallack was entirely alone when he conducted his examinations, because there is absolutely no mention of a witness in the court documents, and the issue of an accompanying witness or witnesses to Tallack’s assessments was not brought up in court.

*On the subject of the two visits by Tallack – the court documents state that he attended on the first occasion purely to take measurements and basically ascertain type (Tallack claims he ‘just happened‘ to be in Belfast at the time). That was three weeks after Lennox had been seized.

But on the one hand there’s Tallack in a radio interview saying that his job was to confirm type and, after much hedging, finally admitted (in a roundabout way) that he’s not a qualified behaviourist. On the other hand Tallack visits Lennox again a few months later – to do what exactly? Presumably he’d already taken his ‘measurements’ the first time around, so why come back again, if not to ‘assess’ Lennox’s behaviour, which is something he wasn’t (isn’t) qualified to do.

We should also bear in mind, by that time Lennox’s owner had been advised to agree type in order that Lennox could be assessed on merits, and this was already known long before Tallack’s second visit, so there wasn’t any need for him to see Lennox again, if indeed his involvement was purely about ‘type’.

In fact Tallack himself confirms in his radio interview that it was the responsibility of the Appellant to prove Lennox was not a danger to the public, not the other way around, so why was Tallack ‘assessing’?

And did the cost of that second visit come out of his own pocket, or was it on BCC (tax payer) expenses? Maybe it was included in his extremely generous and unwarranted ‘expert witness’ fee of £7500

(2)  ” don’t know if you [are] aware the first defence expert used by the Barnes family never even took him out of the kennel, she just said Pit Bull Dangerous!! and that was that. Her statement has never been mentioned or served on the Council. 

The only truth in that statement is the last sentence.

Regards his ‘first defence expert’ remark, as Belfast City Council’s ‘expert witness’ and on their payroll at the time, Tallack was unwise to mention something disallowed in court.

His statement that the first defence expert “never even took him out of the kennel, she just said ‘Pit Bull Dangerous’ ”, makes us think that he isn’t the author of the email, because it’s a very blatant lie, as Peter Tallack is fully aware. 

The first expert, Madeleine Forsythe, was not requested by or known to Lennox’s owners; she was brought in by their original solicitor, Angela Douglas, who was effectively dropped by Lennox’s owners for making serious errors and professionally spreading herself thin (link).

As Mr Tallack knows, Madeleine Forsythe assessed Lennox for a considerable amount of time. He’s also aware that she took Lennox out of the kennel without using a catchpole! However, her written report described an entirely different dog and was dated incorrectly. Therefore neither Ms Forsythe nor her assessment were allowed to be included in the proceedings.

(3)  “ The second expert as you are aware was David Ryan who stopped his examination when Lennox lunged at him. The third examination by Sarah was a farce and no real test whatsoever. “

Very conveniently Peter Tallack fails to mention that at the point David Ryan stopped his examination, he had already been assessing Lennox for approximately an hour. Tallack also forgets to mention that David Ryan confirmed Lennox had the opportunity to bite him but chose not to do so (Court Doc 1, clause 25).

Considering Mr Ryan subjected Lennox to lengthy and numerous tests, goading and teasing him in an attempt to elicit an adverse response (at one point bumping Lennox on the nose with his fist), it says a lot about Lennox’s steady temperament that, after all that provocation, the only reaction from him was a lunge as described, followed by an immediate retreat.  A human reaction to that kind of incitement would likely end with Mr Ryan having his face smacked (or worse), even if that human was in a strange place but able to make sense of the situation, unlike Lennox.

Not surprisingly, Peter Tallack calls Sarah Fisher’s examination of Lennox ‘a farce‘; it’s the kind of defensive remark you’d expect from someone like him, with his very limited experience and tunnel-vision.

Tallack has also publicly criticised Ms Fisher’s use of the food she offered to Lennox, implying that she was afraid and attempting to bribe him, but Peter Tallack says absolutely nothing about David Ryan’s routine practice of doing exactly the same thing, as this extract from Mr Ryan’s own report confirms: “…in one movement he lunged towards me, growled, barked and snapped. He did not make.contact with me and returned to sit with Ms Lightfoot. As he did so, I again offered him cheese, which he took immediately in a relaxed manner” .

Unlike Tallack, Sarah Fisher (a fully qualified animal behaviourist with many years experience – link), spent much longer with Lennox, conducting a full and controlled assessment (link), as opposed to the haphazard one that Tallack seems to have carried out.  David Ryan also spent a long time with Lennox; in fact even the original expert who wasn’t allowed a mention (Forsythe) spent time with him.

Tallack, on the other hand, gives the impression that he barely got through the first half hour of his examination, and it’s easy to draw conclusions about that in the absence of a written report or witness statement to say otherwise.

It’s also easy to come to certain other conclusions bearing in mind Tallack’s public announcement that he would not hesitate to control a dog with extreme force. In fact, in one media article he was quoted as saying that standing on a dog’s neck is an acceptable form of control; now that’s something neither he nor the HC can dispute because it’s already ‘out there’ (that’s the downside of the Internet, information just never goes away when you want it to). And let’s not forget that even BCC describe Peter Tallack as a ‘dog handler‘. 

(4)  “ Again I don’t know if you are aware but at the first Magistrates hearing there was me and the DW who said he was unpredictable. David Ryan and then Caroline Barnes in evidence said that Lennox had always been bad with strangers and was always leaded and muzzled since they had him.

We can’t argue with the fact that Tallack and Lightfoot agreed on saying that Lennox was unpredictable, to the point where they mimicked each other’s descriptions, but it looks as if Tallack is also implying that David Ryan knew Lennox was ‘always bad with strangers‘.

It’s difficult to imagine why Tallack thinks David Ryan could know anything of the sort, given that he’d never met Lennox before nor witnessed him in the presence of other strangers, and Lennox’s owner did not use the word ‘always‘. In fact she explained that Lennox had been wary of strangers since an incident with a group of youths. She also stated that he ‘didn’t deal well with strangers who forced themselves upon him‘, which is entirely different to ‘always‘ and ‘totally unpredictable‘, and at no point did she say that Lennox had been ‘leaded and muzzled since they had him‘, so where the hell Tallack plucked that one from is anyone’s guess.

To quote David Ryan from his own assessment of Lennox : 
Lennox was taken from a kennel in the rear of a van by Ms Lightfoot at my request. He was happy to come out of the van and allowed himself to be clipped onto a short lead. As he exited the van his attention was friendly and mostly directed towards Ms Lightfoot. 

He acknowledged my presence but made no unfriendly move towards me, although he was walked to within touching distance of me. He was walked into a garage area where the assessment was to take place and began to sniff about.

To prevent him urine marking. I took the lead from Ms Lightfoot and walked him a short distance to a patch of grass. During this time he paid me little attention…I offered Lennox small pieces of cheese to increase my positive interaction and reduce threat. He took them readily and appeared relaxed on his own with me. “

David Ryan had previously stated: He [Lennox] was walked up to me, a complete stranger, in an environment with which he was not familiar, without incident. This suggests he has no inclination to show aggression to anyone he meets in public if not threatened. 

(5)  “ There were no family photographs of Lennox in the house or with her children which does lean toward our suspicions that Lennox was permanently chained in their yard. “

*Sigh* Here we go again (link). Tallack WAS never, HAS never been inside Lennox’s home. It’s doubtful he’s been anywhere near it, unless he also made a habit of sitting outside their property like other members of the HC (link).

That statement alone almost convinces us that Peter Tallack is not the author of the email because surely he isn’t stupid enough, not only to tell such shockingly bare-faced lies, but to be that arrogant and careless during an ongoing court case in which he was an expert witness?

Or perhaps it was his way of saying that he had the backing and approval of Belfast City Council to say what he likes?

(6)  “ It is my view that Lennox is not a cross breed but pure PBT and for this behaviour is worrying, generally pure PBT when they have been looked after have superb temperaments. I really don’t know but suspect something has changed his temperament/ behaviour. 

Well, we can probably safely say by now that Tallack’s ‘view‘ and opinions are worth precisely zilch. It’s extremely doubtful Lennox was aggressive or unpredictable with Tallack; it’s much more likely he was scared stiff.

Tallack and Lightfoot have had free rein to say what they please because there is no physical evidence to dispute their claims. Equally there is no physical evidence to support their claims. What a tragedy for Lennox and his family that Tallack’s visits weren’t recorded and witnessed impartially, start to finish.

(7)  ” Again I don’t know if you are aware the only person who has successfully made any bond with Lennox is the dog warden who was slaughtered by the campaign and yet every week drove all the way to the kennels just to spend time with him. ” 

Sandie Lightfoot, that ‘pillar of the community, the only one who bonded with Lennox and who went to all the trouble of visiting him every single week of his incarceration’. The same Sandie Lightfoot who, along with Tallack, did her very best to destroy Lennox’s reputation, resulting in his death. For someone who allegedly took months to bond with an animal, she had a strange way of showing her affection. 

Tallack (or whoever wrote the email) has drawn attention to Sandie Lightfoot, the Belfast City Council Dog Warden at the time (now a BCC Animal Welfare Officer if you can believe it). So let’s discuss her briefly and run over a few points.

Sandie Lightfoot :

  • testified under oath that it took her six months to build a relationship with Lennox, and  yet we’ve all seen solid evidence released very soon after Lennox was seized showing Lightfoot looking extremely comfortable and relaxed in his company, almost distracted in fact (link);
  • claimed she visited Lennox once each week, but could not prove it, and when asked to provide visual evidence that Lennox was in good health during his incarceration, she ‘leaked’ photographs of an entirely different (and healthy, happy) dog, passing him off as Lennox (link);
  • was regularly found on Facebook using a fake profile (more on that in another entry);
  • could provide no evidence to support her claims that Lennox was ‘one of the most aggressive and unpredictable dogs she had ever met‘;
  • lied under oath – Lightfoot’s false claim that Lennox’s owner had said ‘the dog will rip your head off‘ could not be corroborated by the colleague who was with her at the time. When cross-examined in court, Lightfoot’s colleague stated that she did not hear those words being spoken.  Therefore that false claim was dismissed.
  • lied about stalking – a letter from her employers, Belfast City Council confirmed that Lightfoot was indeed sitting outside Lennox’s owner’s house on at least one occasion. That letter contained a warning to the owners not to use images they had taken of Lightfoot that day, therefore BCC themselves confirmed she was outside their property and was not, as BCC had previously falsely claimed, ‘on indefinite leave‘;

(8)  “ Sadly it is my view that Lennox was the wrong dog to campaign for. There have been many other cases that could have been much more worth while cases. I do believe the law needs amending.

Lennox wasn’t the wrong dog, he was absolutely the right one and his case alone has brought attention to deceitful and morally-challenged people such as Tallack and Lightfoot, not to mention an atrocious, ineffectual and dysfunctional law.

As for an amendment to the law, that just shows Tallack for what he is, unintelligent and narrow-minded. The law needs to be abolished, scrapped, and the emphasis placed elsewhere, on owners and backyard breeders.

Lennox, aged five years old at the time, never had a complaint made against him for any reason. He had never bitten anyone (in spite of ‘someone’ at BCC telling Sarah Fisher a different fabricated story), and he had never been threatening or aggressive. He didn’t bite David Ryan and Sandie Lightfoot has not been able to show evidence to support her own claims because they are false.

So that just leaves Peter Tallack, and it begs the question, what was the real reason he used a catchpole to keep Lennox at bay? Was it to goad him into some kind of reaction, or maybe Tallack had already done that? Or perhaps he just needed to show Lennox in a bad light. Whatever his reasons, it wasn’t due to Lennox being aggressive and unpredictable, because we all know he wasn’t. 

(9) ” I will say and my view will never change, human life must come first! It is very sad but because of some really stupid people out there, there has to [be a] law to protect human life and this is one of them. I wish I had a magic wand and banish one or people out there, but I have now been involved in four fatalities in the last five years and three of those have been young children, if I had a pound for every time I’ve heard, if only I’d known or if only! You can see why it was not a straight forward yes no answer! Sorry! 

Tallack showing there that he hasn’t a clue, although he’s right about one thing, there are some really stupid people out there. He’s friends with some of them and the next time he passes a mirror he’ll find another.

As for the magic wand, he might try using it for some self-improvement. If he really had absorbed and taken on board anything worthwhile in the last thirty years, you’d think he would have twigged by now that human behaviour is the problem. BSL is an ineffectual, grotesque sticky plaster, not a cure nor a remedy. The problem should be tackled where it starts, with the owners.

Maybe Tallack could try his violent dog-control techniques on the next bad owner he meets, see how far that gets him. That owner might have something to say about it, a dog doesn’t have a voice; it doesn’t have a choice. And neither did Lennox.

Tallack spent very little overall time with Lennox, yet used a catchpole on him. Not one other person who came into contact with Lennox needed to do that. He was observed with a neck injury that hadn’t existed before Tallack assessed him. Another easily drawn conclusion. 

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Quick recap

  • There are no records or physical evidence to support Peter Tallack’s claims that Lennox was ‘aggressive and unpredictable‘;
  • There are no records or physical evidence confirming that Tallack’s visits to Lennox were witnessed by anyone;
  • There are no records or physical evidence to support Sandie Lightfoot’s claims that Lennox was ‘aggressive and unpredictable‘;

Everyone asks the same thing, ‘How is it that Peter Tallack remained a constable for all those years, without promotion‘. We think the clue lies in his attitude and conduct highlighted during the Lennox case.

It’s very telling that Sandie Lightfoot and Mel Page count him as a good friend, and it says everything about their poor moral standards we’ve come to know so well.

We’ve had a few messages asking us to include some information about Peter Tallack’s conduct and comments in court. Many people witnessed it on the day, so it’s only right to share it here

During cross-examination, Mr Tallack became increasingly agitated, sweating heavily and wiping his brow. Obviously extremely uncomfortable at being questioned, here are two examples of his conduct:

  • Peter Tallack, referring to Lennox’s owner, Caroline Barnes, randomly challenged her right to own a dog owing to the fact that she walked with a limp and required a walking stick;
  • Peter Tallack, whilst testifying in the witness stand, turned to the Judge complaining that he could not continue because ‘people were looking at him‘ !

Yes exactly, you really couldn’t make it up!

Let’s also not forget that during the Nando Brown radio interview on 14 July 2012, Peter Tallack clearly stated, at length, that it was the first time he had spoken out in public or given an interview about the Lennox case. His earlier interview for the Nolan Show, Radio Ulster on 31 March 2011 must have slipped his mind (link).

Tallack’s interview on the Nando Brown show begins at roughly 25 minutes (link below). You’ll hear Mr Tallack start with a touch of grovelling, then avoidance (re: his qualifications). After that your mouth will likely drop open at the lies spewing forth. He even manages to mention the first expert witness.

Then you’ll probably start going red in the face yourself when you hear the malice directed at Lennox’s family (try not to stick a fist through the computer screen). Be warned – you’ll hear the familiar innuendo and gossip that we’ve witnessed so often with the rest of the Hate Campaign. He’s even arrogant enough to imply on air that Lennox was a yard dog!

The rest of the show is taken up, quite rightly, by an interview with Sarah Fisher plus a chat with Victoria Stilwell and Jim Crosby. Well worth a listen, all of it. And someone very closely connected to the Hate Campaign makes a cameo appearance with some interesting own goal comments. (LINK)

Peter Tallack

Questions from TED ISMAY

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Hello Ted, your completely unaltered comments are activated now. What, surprised?

Anyone who hasn’t commented on the blog before has to be approved, that’s to stop the odd airhead from Lem Thirteen or The Lav posting inane and childish remarks when we’re not around, as they’ve tried in the past.

We’ve also screenshot your comments so they can be covered better here, and you’ll find them below, although we’ve blanked out your IP address.

Looking at the overall questions, in a nutshell, the short answer to the whole lot is ‘You reap what you sow‘ Ted.

Comment 1
As we said right at the start, the purpose of this blog is to draw attention to things that have been said and done by members of the Hate CampaignWe’re aware you don’t like the term ‘Hate Campaign’, but it’s a step up from ‘Syco’, so not too bad in the circumstances and, in any case, it happens to be true.

We’ve also maintained right from the start that we control the topics and do not answer questions unless we feel the need, that’s our prerogative, and we have never pretended otherwise. As you’ve been reading the blog regularly in one guise or another, you should know that.

Also from the off we explained that we were not directly involved with (what you all like to call) the ‘core’ of the Save Lennox campaign. Obviously over the last few months we’ve become acquainted with many of them, in fact we wouldn’t have access to most of the evidence without them. That doesn’t mean we run a message service, so if you want to draw attention to any one of them directly, we suggest you do what comes naturally – use your own page, Deed not breed or The Lav, since they seem to be the only outlets you have left.

As far as pillow cases go, white or otherwise, nope, we don’t wear them.

The ‘abusive’ remark is subjective. You’ve all been exposed and caught red-handed, so from your point of view it’s a completely natural and expected reaction to make your accusers out to be the villains of the piece. It’s what happens when bullies and liars are confronted.

Comment 2
It’s pretty much the same as above in that you’re accusing your own personal hate targets of now being the bullies and abusers, and all because you’ve been outed. You’re backed into a corner so it’s fight or flight – a bit of both so far.

The KKK analogy is utterly ridiculous; they’re an organisation based on shocking and disgusting principles and your preferance for mentioning them every chance you get just makes it appear as if you share the same values. If you do share those values then fair enough, but at least spit it out and make yourself clear.

And ditto Comment 1 regards us blogging anonymously. You have a choice; read our blog, don’t read our blog. The time will come when (according to her) Mel Page’s solicitor and local police will have done their job and all will be revealed, including HC’s antics and hidden profiles. Until that day we can all carry on the way we are – the HC with more fakes than a mannequin factory, and us with our little blog.

In the meantime, clearing out comments on The Lav, deleting Tweets, closing down Facebook profiles and unpublishing pages, none of that will do an ounce of good any more.

Comment 3
Your wires are a bit crossed regards proof; take another look and read what we actually have said, and then take on board our ‘prerogative’ comments above. Oh and Ted, it’s best to keep in mind that we don’t care what you think.

The reason ‘why?’ is an easy one, we’ve answered that many times before and, if we ever doubted ourselves for a second, all we’d have to do is pop over to a Lem page (currently Lem Thirteen) or The Lav, or go through our cache of screenshots, to confirm what everyone except you and that very small band of malicious people can see a mile off.

As for insisting both you and Mel Page are innocents in all this and were never involved, that’s a joke. It’s completely false and you know it (link). Your constant need to explain yourself and comment on Lem Thirteen to rally the dwindling troops makes it very obvious that you’re really wondering what kind of proof we have and when we’re going to use it.

You should have thought about that long before creating fake profiles to pursue a hate campaign, under the delusion that you’d get away with it indefinitely.

What you both should have done was – well, not done it in the first place;simple as that. You should have thought about the repercussions. You can’t blame anyone else but yourselves; nobody ‘made’ you do anything.

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