SEPTEMBER 10,2009...LATEST NEWS ABOUT MAJLO:
The last news is sad – Majlo will be held in custody for several more months, while the Police Department “prepare” an appeal for the higher court. After that there will be more months to wait for the court’s decision.
Majlo is a sweet, gentle 2 year old dog who has never harmed anyone. Still he is ordered killed by the Norwegian police, who have held him in their custody for half a year, while his family have been fighting for his life. His only fault is that he belongs to a breed that is forbidden in Norway. Sadly, his owners didn't know about this injunction when they moved to Norway from Sweden, where the breed is legal. Although the provision of the Act allows forbidden breeds to leave the country, the police insisted on Majlo being killed instead. In August 2009 the court rescinded the judgement to kill Majlo and allowed him to return to Sweden with his family, but the Police Department appealed the verdict and refuses to let Majlo go.
Majlo's family is strongly attached to him, and miss him terribly. They don't know where he is, as he is kept in a secret place, and they are anxious for his well-being. They are charged about 250 dollars each week for Majlo's imprisonment, and twice the amount to visit him. The latest they can not afford, so they haven't seen him since he was taken away by the police back in February.
Majlo has become a symbol of the injustice that allows innocent family dogs to be killed, only because their breed is used in illegal dogfights, while criminals taking part in this abusive sport, seldom or never are accused.
In a couple of months, a higher court will decide whether Majlo shall live or die. We need a lot of signatures to tell the court that we won't accept that a friendly, harmless and beloved family dog shall be killed because of Norwegian Police principal, especially if the courts offer another solution for Majlo - to return back to Sweden with his family and continue his life there.
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