So man's best friend is once again the subject of Whitehall's attention . I wonder how much of the pond life that thinks owning a dog is a status symbol for terrorising the public, will be queuing up to register their 4 legged weapons. Far better would be to take DNA samples of every pooch in the land and if it matches the bite on the posite's legs then it can be destroyed without delay. It is of course far beneficial to society to destroy some of the owners of these troublesome pooches , after all the dog is only doing what it is expected to do when it perceives a threat as our intrepid and selfless post delivery operatives ( or are they still called postpeople?) stroll innocently towards the council owned property wherein their owners reside.
It would be a great job creation scheme, cost a packet totally out of proportion to the benefit and be widely flouted. It's ideal for a government that needs to takes people's minds of their indecision on real problems. And they could appoint a Chief Canine Control Inspector (Pooch Tsar) at around £100k a year for one day a week.
Our august and revered profession would have a field day crunching numbers and auditing the scheme
Licensed cows , then sheep , now dogs , who is next ...goldfish ?