Dog DNA used to track down owners who don't clean up after their pets

Officials in the small Italian town of Malnate have a novel approach to finding out which dog owners don't clean up after their pets: use the dog's DNA. The city’s 2,156 registered dogs had to submit a saliva sample and owners who did not voluntarily bring their dogs within the allotted time were fined $58 for non-compliance with the new ordinance. City officials estimate that the dog population in Malnate increases by 150 dogs each year.

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6d ago •        
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