JERUSALEM: The Jerusalem municipality is planning to compile a DNA database for dogs in the Holy City in a bid to combat the problem of dog poo by tracing droppings back to the offending pooch.
The municipality said it would first be collecting saliva samples from dogs before inputting them into a citywide database.
Once the DNA database had been compiled, the city would conduct testing to see whether the samples could be matched to dog droppings found around the city.
Haaretz newspaper said that
once the database was complete, the programme would begin trying to match droppings to the offending canine, charging each pooch’s owner a fine of 750 shekels (R1 620).
“This way there will be nowhere to run,” veterinarian Zohar Dvorkin said. – Sapa-AFP