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Israeli Suburb Uses Dog DNA To Punish Owners

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Israeli Suburb Uses Dog DNA To Punish Owners

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Israeli Suburb Uses Dog DNA To Punish Owners

Israeli Suburb Uses Dog DNA To Punish Owners

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Stepping on dog droppings is one of the more irritating aspects of life. In Israel, a suburb of Tel Aviv is testing a new way to determine who isn't scooping the poop. The local vet is collecting samples of doggie DNA, using a mouth swab from the pets. If droppings end up on someone's shoe, the city can check it against its database and fine the owner. Owners contribute the DNA sample voluntarily, but the city is considering making it the law.

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Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. It's one of the more irritating aspects of city life, so a suburb of Tel Aviv is testing a new way to determine who is not scooping the poop. A local vet is collecting samples of doggie DNA using a mouth swab from the pets. If droppings end up on someone's shoe, the city can check it against their database and fine the owner. Right now, owners contribute the DNA sample voluntarily, but the city is considering making it the law. It's Morning Edition.

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