It would seem so, if this report in the Mail is correct, in that 'a costly licence' will be required before anyone can keep a dog, as well as having to have third-party insurance.
WTFF! Now those who wish to keep a dog have to be 'licenced'???
What about pensioners, living on a pittance where their only income is a state pension, they will be subject to what amounts to another tax?
And the cost of all this with what will be another quango/fake charity being created to oversee the scheme?
No doubt this fake charity has already been given a name, such as Canine Unit National Trust?