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What if LA Enforced Curbing Your Dog Through DNA?

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One of those pesky quality of life complaints we hear a lot about are people who don't clean up after their dog. And trying to get the city to enforce a repeat violator is pretty hard too. You've got to catch the person in the act on film or photo, follow them to their home address or somehow obtain where they live, write a letter to the Department of Animal Services with the evidence and where this person lives. Then the city will send a letter telling that person you can't do that. If they continue, grab that camera for round two.

Well, try this one on for size: "An Israeli city is using DNA analysis of dog droppings to reward and punish pet owners." Basically, after your dog's DNA is in the database, the city can fine you for not picking up your dog's crap. Conversely, they'll reward people who put it in a special bin that veterinarians will use for "research genetic diseases in dogs, investigate canine pedigree and identify stray animals, replacing the need for electronic chip identification."