The town of Vercelli, Italy will be collecting DNA samples from all registered dogs to build a database. Then, any unclaimed piles of poop littering the town will be tested and matched to the poopee resulting in a fine. What do you think the job title will be for that unfortunate job?
Vercelli isn’t the first town to do this. Petah Tikvah, Israel implemented a similar poop DNA program.
Some UK towns are also keeping an eye on dog owners in a creepy, Big Brother way. Four different city councils in the UK —Derby, Bolton, Gateshead and Hartlepool—admitted they have used CCTV surveillance to investigate people not picking up their dog’s poop.