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Mon Mar 3, 2014, 07:59 PM

Naples, Italy Begins To DNA Test Dog Poop, Will Fine Owners

NAPLES, Italy Problems? Yes, conceded Tommaso Sodano, the vice mayor here, Naples has problems. Unpaid debts have reportedly topped $2 billion. Many streets are pocked with potholes. The police department is underfunded, organized crime operates like a shadow state, and illegal dumps are scattered around what is still a grittily beautiful port city.

And then there is what dogs leave behind on the sidewalks.

Naples has no shortage of that, either. Yet to the surprise of some people, including more than a few Neapolitans, the municipal administration is trying to stake out a reputation as a civic innovator by positioning Naples at the cutting edge of dog-waste eradication. By taking DNA samples. Of dogs.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/23/world/europe/a-forensic-approach-to-a-sidewalk-nuisance.html?_r=0


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Warren DeMontague Mar 2014 #1
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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 04:01 AM

1. Good.

People with Poopy Poodles Pooping In Naples are A Poodle People Naples Poopy Poodle Poop Problem.

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Sun Mar 23, 2014, 01:37 AM

2. Naples is full of dogs without homes--who gets the fine for those?

I brought home a few Italian street dogs the last time I was there, the last one died just a couple of years ago. Street dogs are some of the smartest dogs going--they have to be.

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