Victoria Rebukes BCC Representative on the Radio

Victoria joined host Wendy Austin on BBC Radio Ulster and sparred with Pat McCarthy, the head of Belfast City Council's (BCC) Environmental Health Committee, just hours after the BCC destroyed Lennox, an American Bulldog/Labrador mix with no history of aggression or behavior issues. The dog was confiscated 2 years ago due not to his aggressive nature, but rather simply because his bodily dimensions fit the profile of supposedly dangerous dogs under Northern Ireland's breed-specific legislation (BSL). Despite pleas from millions around the world, Victoria's offer to rehome Lennox outside the UK, and personal intervention from Northern Ireland's First Minister, the BCC insisted on euthanizing this dog, claiming that they were merely following the law, although they fought tooth and nail to achieve the flawed ruling in the first place.

Listen to the exchange here:


  1. Too

    October 5th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Pat McCarthy should not have been released into society......

  2. viviana

    October 8th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    pat mccarthy listening to u makes me sick and angry. u don't give a dam about dogs u r no animal lover. they should use bsl on u and all bcc. horrible people. Lennox had a chance to live and u did not take it into consideration. he was aggressive so would any human if they are put in a cell without reason and without seeing family. why notput bcc in a celll for 2 years with no love and no family visits ,and if they become agggressive put them down could b dangerous to society. pat mccarthy u and all bcc r monsters.

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