Doggy DNA Dooms Dookers
Ever see a canine crap camped on the concrete and think to yourself that we could punish this perpetrator post-haste if we had a DNA sample of all the dogs in the neighborhood? This is no longer a dream in the Israeli town of Petah Tikva. The mayor, having put up with all the shit he could handle, did just that. A doggy DNA base was established.
Now, uncollected doodies can be traced directly to the offending asshole of he, she, or it, in the case of neutered pets, that extruded them. The fine that is then levied is enough to cover the cost of the analysis, plus hopefully a bit of profit for the city.
The city of New York suffered a similar problem which they addressed by instituting a plainclothes canine task force under the Department of
Sanitation. The fine for ignoring your dogs dumplings is $250.00, but
unfortunately the 35 agents assigned to this task force issue an average of
less than two citations each per month. Perhaps a system similar to that in
effect in Petah Tikva is overdue for the big apple.
There is one dog poop hero in NYC and her name is Giovanna Gould. This defender of the walkways stoops to clear the sidewalks of not only her own dog's poo but also that of the neglected poo of stranger's dogs. When the poo is frozen to the sidewalk she says she has to give it a good kick to break it loose. I say this woman deserves a medal of some sort.
Former president Harry S. Truman is remembered for his remark, "The buck stops here." Hopefully, though, Giovanna remembers another of Harry's homespun quotes:
"Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day!"