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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Invasion of Dog Privacy??

I know I REALLY shouldn't be surprised by anything, but this concept did - for a few seconds at least.  I'm guessing that the cost is passed on to the dog owner? I'll be honest, I don't really have a strong opinion on this one way or the other. This is NOT the same to me as violations of privacy WE face every day. 

Apartments use DNA to nab poop-scoop scofflaws
LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Here's the scoop: Some apartment complexes are using DNA testing on dog doo to find out who's not cleaning up after their pets.
The Timberwood Commons in Lebanon, N.H., opened this year and already has had problems with some residents who aren't cleaning up messes their dogs leave.
So manager Debbie Violette is going to use commercially available DNA sampling kits to check the DNA that dogs leave behind when they go.
"We've tried doing the warning letters. We've tried all sorts of things," she said Friday. "It's always a problem. It's just that the majority of people are responsible pet owners and there are a few who are not."
She said residents have been told they must submit samples from their dogs so DNA profiles can be put on file.

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