An Error of Teutonic Proportions?
From our friend Chaz over at Southern Rockies Nature Blog:
“A German town wants DNA samples from all local dogs so it can fine owners when their pets foul public spaces.“
Because of course people, people who don’t pick up their dogs’ poop will not only voluntarily license their dogs but also submit DNA samples for testing.
“Unfortunately, we have to do it voluntarily because there is nothing in the constitution about a dog DNA databank being enforceable,” he said. “But we are proceeding and hope to log every pooch.
Good luck with that!