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Jerusalem Tests DNA In Dog Poo, Fines Owners

June 12, 2012 by  

Jerusalem Tests DNA In Dog Poo, Fines Owners
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Jerusalem officials want to compile a DNA database of dogs.

According to some pet owners, a new program in Jerusalem really stinks. The city is planning to put together a DNA database of dogs which will be used to track down owners who allow their pet to defecate in public spaces.

Saliva samples will be collected from dogs during their annual veterinarian appointment, allowing authorities to put together a database of dogs in the city. This will allow law enforcement to test droppings and then locate the owner. The owner will be fined the equivalent of $193.

The pile left behind by the offending dog will be photographed as part of the crackdown.

“The municipality pilot project calls for establishment of a database of dog DNA to allow us to reduce the soiling of pavements, parks and public spaces,” said a statement issued by the city.

Veterinarian Dr. Zohar Dvorkin added that the agenda is not a way “to make money; it might even cost us money. The main thing is we won’t be stepping in dog poo when we leave the house.”

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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  • Andrea

    Really? You do know that poo is about half bacteria (that’s the dna you will actually find when you test the poo) and half fiber. Only a minuscule percent of poo consists of shed intestinal cells. How could they possibly sort through all of the bacterial dna to get the dna of the offending animal?

  • Chester

    Apparently it works well enough several communities here in the good old U S of A are doing the same thing. Only thing is, their fines are considerably higher.

  • Sirian

    Wonder how much it’s going to cost for the DNA tests to find out who the owner is? More than $193, that’s for sure. You talk about a really $hitty job!! What a hoot!!

    • http://gravatar.com/catman11 coalminer

      Sirian,

      What if a male dog rapes or molested a female dog,you would want to track down the guilty party and bring that canine to justice.Thank god for DNA. Dogs are no better than people.Ha ha ha

    • Rebecca

      I would hate to be the tester! Ugh! What a job!

  • Maryland Freestater

    Is this even Kosher?

  • http://ccopakeman.wordpress.com copakeman

    when is new york city going to implement the doggy poo-poo dna colection ?

    how much idle time is on the hands of the people who come up ideas like this, and how much are they and their staffs being paid for these great ideas ?

    how much does of a fee is added to the cost of a dog license for these test ?

    what is the title of the doggy poo-poo collector going to be ?

    is that $193.00 fine American dollars ?

    a doggy poo-poo crisis is at hand !

    inquiring minds want to know.

  • Patriot II

    This is a great Idea, for too long dog owners have thought thye could have their Dog crap anywhere they want, even on my lawn. I caught my neihbor having her Dog Crap on my lawn once, I chastized the hell out of her and she acted like it was no big deal. She never did it again. I would like to see them do the dame thing for Cigarette Buts, it never ceases to amaze me how smokers think in is legal if you are a smoker to just flip your butt with out regard to littering and how ugly it looks.

    • My 2¢ Worth

      Your post is really confusing to me Pll.. Number one, fining the perps owner won’t benefit you unless you enjoy narcing on your neighbors.. The law gets the green AND they won’t pick up the poo (maybe that’s the ‘second’ part of the fine) and I had no idea smokers still walk around tossing their butts hither and thither wherever they will, going completely against the laws of probably every city in every county in every state.. Tell me, do you live around a ‘no enforcement’ area?

    • Joe H

      patriot,
      do like I did. I keep a roll of baggies just inside my door. When the offender does his duty I raise he!! with the owner. The usual excuse is they don’t hqve the “equipment” to pick it up. I just reach inside my door and hand them one. I have laughed like heck at the expressions some of the “ladies” have on their face when forced to pick it up. This city has a $250.00 fine if the cops catch you walking a dog without the equipment to clean up after your pet!

  • Big Woody

    Incredable. And I thought our government had found all the stupid ways to waste tax dollars.

  • Eric

    Why worry about dogs when Amish horses leave much larger “piles” in parking lots and on streets and no one seems to complain about that.

  • mike

    Nice to see what Israel is doing with American taxpayer money.

    • Mikey

      I was thinking the same exact thing. Must be nice for a country of less than 8 million to be give $3 billion a year.

  • 45caliber

    Veterinarian Dr. Zohar Dvorkin added that the agenda is not a way “to make money; it might even cost us money. The main thing is we won’t be stepping in dog poo when we leave the house.”

    It would be cheaper to simply watch where you walk, wouldn’t it?

    • My 2¢ Worth

      “It would be cheaper to simply watch where you walk, wouldn’t it? “.. But that logic isn’t the point with these mulch heads, they don’t even want to notice it laying about.. Nobody cares about natural fertilizer anymore.. I blame Monsanto and uppity nosed whiners.

      • Joe H

        2cents,
        it may be fertilizer but I mow my lawn with a bagger mower. I occaisonally have to reach into the chute to clear the grass out. I don’t like having to handle $hit! I have a dog and NOBODY else has EVER had to clean up after him. It’s called responsibility! You want a dog? Be responsible enough to clean up after it. Mom & Dad aren’t there to clean up after you any more!

  • FreedomFighter

    Somebody needs to register a really large dog to the guy that got this dog poo law passed and then spread the poop all over the place. Yup spend a good six months collecting the dogs leavings and then spread it all over place just befor the poo police show up, like 100 or 200 piles. Since the dog is registered to the maggot made the law he will get 200 tickets for his dogs poo at 200 dollars a ticket.

    See how he likes it.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • vicki

    Dog poo is fertilizer. Watch where you walk instead of texting.

  • momo

    A liberal must have thought this up.

  • Steve E

    I Poo Poo this whole idea. Do they tape off the crime scene and draw a chalk outline?

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