Let's license people for having kids, while we're at it.
That way, the "state" gets to decide who is a fit parent, who can breed, etc. It's just like eugenics, and isn't that ideal?
FYI: look at the history of the US, in the early 20th century, 22 different states had sterilization laws where the "unfit" would be sterilized. "unfit" was to be determined by the state, for example, if you had several relatives that were criminals, that would be reason enough. or say... were a person of colour. there were actually "Eugenics fairs" where towns would show off the "best bred" families.
oh, and what about people who have children that are mentally handicapped. do they become unfit after that?
sorry, but, people are messed up, to think that people, or for that matter, dogs, will and should be raised in the "right" environment always is a utopian ideal which can and NEVER will be realized. and the proposal to license it would just be giving the state the decision making power, which is giving the authority of such a thing to people who are EVEN more irresponsible and self-interested.
sorry, awful idea. i hope it never comes to pass. although, it wouldnt surprise me.
but yeah, terrible idea.
we don't live in the "perfect" world, and we never will. some people will just do a bad job of raising kids or dogs or whatever. it's called being human.