For many people, dog owners who refuse to clean up their dog mess don’t cause more frustration. Whether it’s a sidewalk, a community park, or even a front lawn, some dog owners leave their birthplace ready for unknown residents. But dog adoption has seen a sharper increase than the epidemic, making the problem worse in some cases.
Tel Aviv is an area where they have found that locals have left puppies around the city, but it has become a foul-smelling problem. So, the city is taking the fight back to dog owners – in the style of the twenty-first century. Tel Aviv City Council earlier this week approved a proposal to set up a database that keeps the DNA of all dogs in the city, which would be compared to the DNA found in abandoned excrement. Through this, the authorities will be able to track the owners of those hateful dogs who do not clean and impose fines on them, which the council is also trying to increase.
All dog owners involved in this motion will be required to submit their pet’s DNA during the renewal of their dog ownership license (required to obtain a license before buying Tel Aviv dog owners), which will take effect within months of the new regulation coming into effect. “The amendment to the law was approved as part of the municipality’s relentless fight against the tendency of their owners across the city not to collect dog feces,” the municipality said in a statement to the Times of Israel.
“The existence of a DNA database of dogs in the city will make it possible to create samples for street feces, thus enforcing laws against dog owners even after a crime has been committed, a way to address the main challenge in enforcing and eliminating the phenomenon.” If your left-back dog pu is found and found back to you, the municipality will mail it directly to your door with a fine of 730 shekels ($222 or £161).
Tel Aviv has been battling conventional dog feces for some time. Since then, several initiatives have been taken to prevent this – from calling dog owners to be more responsible, introducing dog fouling penalty business options, to more productive options such as during tuition or volunteering at dog shelters. This latest option seems to be a last resort, taking the heavy-hand approach to get rid of this mess.
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