Youngsters should be taught about responsible dog ownership, according to a Bolton MP.
Julie Hilling is calling on schools to introduce lessons on dangerous dogs after noticing a rise in the number of incidents reported to her.What are they going to have to drop to fit it in? Reading? Writing? Arithmetic? Other people's hobby-horses?
Ms Hilling, the MP for Bolton West, has teamed up with Blue Cross, a leading animal welfare charity, which has developed an educational workshop for young people.
The lessons aim to stimulate debates about responsible dog ownership, anti-social behaviour and the law.
Ms Hilling has sent letters to all local primary and secondary schools urging them to provide the free workshops.It might be 'free' in the sense no money changes hands, but it's not time-free, is it?