Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Against a doggie database
How did you guess? Except that I did blog about it - in September 2009. Back then, I wrote a post disapproving of plans by the Labour government to introduce a national database for dogs.
Those who share my increasing weakness for the view that whoever you vote for the government gets in will not be surprised that the very same proposal has re-emerged as a Coalition plan.
This time the pretext being used is attacks on postmen rather than the theft of dogs belonging to Bruce Forsyth's daughter. I am sure those attacks are a problem that deserves more attention, but I do not see how microchipping dogs will help.
I suspect that the sort of people who keep dangerous dogs are the least like to have them microchipped. I suspect this law will be a burden on the law abiding and leave the people who cause the problem untouched.