The RSPCA has today called for a new dog registration scheme on the back of a survey indicating such a proposal would receive overwhelming support.
The survey comes on the back of DEFRA’s recent call for a public consultation on dangerous dogs. Previously, the RSPCA and other high profile animal charities have rejected a proposal to introduce a compulsory dog ownership test, citing it as being ‘unworkable’, ‘hard to enforce’ and would only affect ‘responsible owners any way’. Somewhat predictably, these same organisations are now falling over themselves to get in their own schemes which ALL require an element of enforcement, compliance and compulsory legislation – the exact elements they had previously objected to. The RSPCA’s press release reads: