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    How bizarre.

    CRIMINAL ... DNA testing used by criminal investigators will be used to identify dog owners - through their pet's poo - who aren't cleaning up after their dogs.

    A newly opened Long Island rental building has ordered up DNA-sampling kits for dogs as a way to catch scofflaw owners who do not clean up after their pets, the New York Post reported Sunday.
    It would be the first genetics-based poop patrol in New York.

    The pilot program at the Avalon Bay Community complex in Rockville Centre, a village in Nassau County, has already ordered four "PooPrint" kits that would require a saliva swab taken from each dog's mouth. The samples would then be sent to a Tennessee-based lab for analysis and entered into the DNA World Pet Registry.

    If a groundskeeper then finds an offending mound in a common area, he would pluck a marble-sized sample from it and store it in a plastic tube. The sample is mailed to the DNA detectives at the Bio Pet Vet lab in Knoxville, who then match it to the offending dog.

    The errant owner could be fined from $50 to $1,000, but that would be up to building management. That is on top of the $90 charge the tenant pays to sign up for the registry in the first place.

    "I think it's a little extreme," said a new Avalon renter about the complex's pet police. But she and her daughter have no pets, and in any case, she said, "I would curb my dog."

    Pet lab company executive Eric Mayer says the PooPrint program -- whose motto is "Match the Mess Through DNA" -- expects to have 300 franchises opened by the end of the year.

    "It's like CSI. We build a database for the community," Mayer said.
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    Having banned under your name is very confusing as you are obviously not banned.

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    Is that better?
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    Ahhh yes, lol, ta.

    Came on, saw banned said oh ****e and wondered what had happened.

    Dog DNA data base, gawd.

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    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
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    It does seem a bit extreme, I can see the value of DNA typing for breeding purposes but as a criminal forensic database?

    The good news I guess is that it would be actually punishing the genuine bad/lazy owners for a change instead of being just another regulation that only responsible owners abide by anyway.

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    The amount of times I have stepped in sh1t at the dog park is crazy. I think its weird because the dog park provides bags and a bin for you..
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    How silly, I clean up after my dogs, but no doubt there are still some traces on the ground that you could get DNA from.

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    I would love it if my council upped the dog poop fine to the cost of DNA testing dog and poo ie around $300 or so. Then they might actually enforce and people would get serious about cleaning up.

    But of course, punishment has fallout, I think they might do better if they handed out free dog bag rolls and dog treats to those people they catch picking up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    But of course, punishment has fallout, I think they might do better if they handed out free dog bag rolls and dog treats to those people they catch picking up.
    Totally agree. A 'postive reward' program would work better in m view.
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