A Doggie 'Who Done It:' CSI To The Rescue
Incident Report 1
Date: September 16, 2007
Situation: In the central Israeli town of Petah Tikva, just east of Tel-Aviv, dog poop was found lying near the steps of the town's library. CSI was called in, examined the dog poop, and interviewed witnesses, but no dogs were seen leaving the scene of the crime.
Crime: Dog doo.
Suspect: Every dog in town.
Status: At large.
Incident Report 194
Date: December 16, 2008
Situation: In the central Israeli town of Petah Tikva, just east of Tel-Aviv, dog poop was found lying near the steps of the town's library. CSI was called in, examined the dog poop, and interviewed witnesses, but no dogs were seen leaving the scene of the crime. Dog poop compared to Petah Tikva's DNA dog database.
Crime: Dog doo.
Suspect: Jack Russell Terrier, Dog. Jonathon Levither, Owner
Yes, Part 2 is still two months from now. Here's why. Petah Tikva has a plan to stop poop-and-run crime in its streets!
In what seems like a bureaucratic nightmare, the town's municipal veterinarian is collecting DNA samples, via mouth swab, from the town's dogs. Not only does the city plan to match dog DNA to the guilty poop and runners and punish them with a big fat fine, but Petah Tikva will also analyze the poop of the innocent poopers, who scoop their poop and leave it in special receptacles. The innocent will receive coupons for pet food and dog toys.
In a bizarre twist to the story, the municipal veterinarian, Tika Bar-On, disclosed that the DNA would eventually be used to investigate canine pedigree, bring stray animals back to their families, and identify genetic diseases in dogs.
"The sky's the limit on how far we can take this," Bar-On said.
source (with liberties taken by this writer): Reuters UK
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