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Re: [RC] Spanish Mustangs/freedoms - Beth Walker

I have to say that I like the **concept** of licensing or certification. What I don't like is that any such program is easily manipulated. I think most of us have seen or heard of situations that would have been avoided if a person had been required to show competence. BYB's is only one part of that. Animal abuse / neglect cases due to ignorance or incompetence spring to mind.

The problem is -- where do you draw the line, and who gets to draw it? Once you open the door to licensing, it is very hard to stop progressive requirements, and very easy for the people in charge of licensing to use it for any number of special agendas which have no relation to the original intent.

On Apr 1, 2008, at 11:34 AM, heidi larson wrote:

average german person can not own a weimereiner, you have
to be a certified (licensed - not sure the terminology
here) hunter (which BTW takes 2 years to earn the right to
hunt) and then you will be allowed to get a "hunting dog".
I'd hate for things to go that far to where I don't have
the freedom to choose the horses I want to ride.


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[RC] Spanish Mustangs/freedoms, heidi larson