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If they'd require a competence test before people could become parents, then the world might just become a better place.

Doubtful this British regulatory doo-doo below will accomplish anything except boost insurance company revenues and trial lawyers' incentives to sue dog owners.



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1254356/Now-Government-want-competence-test-dog-owner.html

Now the Government wants competence tests before you can be a dog owner

By Jonathan Petre
Last updated at 2:51 AM on 28th February 2010


...Every dog owner will have to take a costly ‘competence test’ to prove they can handle their pets, under new Government proposals designed to curb dangerous dogs.

Owners of all breeds would also have to buy third-party insurance in case their pet attacked someone, and pay for the insertion of a microchip in their animal recording their name and address.

...the cost of setting up such a scheme to cover Britain’s six million dog owners ‘is likely to be prohibitive’, and would have to be met by either charging for the test or by imposing a dog licence fee. Moreover, the officials concede that there were disagreements over what would constitute competence in looking after and controlling a dog.

 

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Thanks for posting that, HC.

We could use that here. And I agree with Twi, we need one to have kids here too.
 
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