Don’t Poo Poo DNA Evidence

Since this is a dog blog, a couple times a month our boy Bo thought it would be nice to get the news through a...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Mar 5th 2009


Since this is a dog blog, a couple times a month our boy Bo thought it would be nice to get the news through a dogs eyes. When Bo decides to share his thoughts youll always see the tag Bo Knows. Okay Bo, take it from here..

I remember the good old days when the only thing watching me was my parents. They’d lose interest quickly when they let me outside and I’d lay down to doze. Of course I was faking it because there was exploring to do. After enough time had lapsed, I’d head to the fence at the back of the property and dig out underneath it. Just like that, I’d be free to roam the streets of suburbia for the day. Good times, my friends, good times.

Those days of going freestyle’ are quickly coming to an end, not only for me, but for everyone. We now have cameras monitoring our every move, gps tracking collars around our necks and bodies embedded with microchips.

There’s even rumor I’ll be taxed for every yard I run through! What’s society coming to?

Here’s a hint of the next stage of government imposition being thrust upon us…check out what’s happening in Germany.

A German lawmaker proposed on Monday a novel and high-tech way of dealing with the menace of dog poo on the streets: DNA testing to identify the canine culprit and fine its owner.

Peter Stein, a conservative politician in eastern Germany, told AFP that under his proposal, officials would test the excrement and then match it up to the offending dog using a DNA database of all pooches.

German dog owners are fined 30-40 euros (40-50 dollars) if they fail to clean up after their pets, but very few are caught, with only four fines given out in Stein’s hometown of Rostock – human population 200,000 – last year.

“Just saying it wasn’t my dog’ will not wash any more,” Stein said.

I gotta go. I’ve got some cleaning up to do. Woof!

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