We have instruction and a test when we want to drive a car; we have some rudimentary classes when children are brought into the world - but most people who take on an animal have no idea how to care for it or train it.
I would like to see the reintroduction of a licence like the dog licence, but one covering all animals, and a mandatory course of training with each new animal. If owners are cruel to the animal a court could withdraw the licence and take the animal into care for rehoming. The price of the licence should be at least pounds 50 for the life of that animal.
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