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Now An Apartment Complex in Texas is DNA Testing Dog Poop
The Conumerist ^ | January 23, 2013 | Laura Northrup

Posted on 01/23/2013 2:31:05 PM PST by Gefn

I often see canine leavings at the side of the road, and wonder which of my fellow dog owners left them behind. (It certainly isn’t the dog’s fault.) In recent years, homeowners’ associations and apartment complexes have answered this important question by requiring DNA samples from dogs living on the property. When staff find an abandoned pile, they match the DNA it contains to a resident dog, and fine the owner $250.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dog; napl; texas
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I don't have a dog, but every time I've walked one I've used a pooper scooper. This article makes some really good points though on why this is a terrible idea for those who have dogs, or those, like me, who occasionally doggy baby sit.
1 posted on 01/23/2013 2:31:12 PM PST by Gefn
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To: Slings and Arrows

doggy ping?


2 posted on 01/23/2013 2:32:15 PM PST by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder")
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To: Gefn
" homeowners’ associations"

Fascism personified.

3 posted on 01/23/2013 2:33:11 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Gefn

They are taking this whole bureaucratic mentality too far these days.


4 posted on 01/23/2013 2:33:34 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Gefn

I was not aware that the FBI maintained a canine DNA database.


5 posted on 01/23/2013 2:35:03 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Gefn

SCATA PING?


6 posted on 01/23/2013 2:35:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: GeronL

totally agree. i wonder who pays for this DNA testing too.


7 posted on 01/23/2013 2:36:37 PM PST by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder")
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To: Gefn

good question, how much is the testing??


8 posted on 01/23/2013 2:39:52 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Gefn

LMAO City people are funny.


9 posted on 01/23/2013 2:41:33 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Gefn

Meanwhile, there is a backlog on testing DNA from rape and murder cases.


10 posted on 01/23/2013 2:43:28 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: Gefn

I’m guessing that in order to match the DNA, owners have had to first supply the Association some of their doggy’s doo doo up front.

Ya know... I can just about see how indeed - some HOA or condo board presidents can get so anal (pun intended) about dog poop as to run around doing DNA analyses.


11 posted on 01/23/2013 2:43:28 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Gefn
i wonder who pays for this DNA testing too.

The fine is $250 so that probably pays for it.

12 posted on 01/23/2013 2:47:21 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: GeronL
Yes, it is ridiculous, but we live in a world full of irresponsible people who don't give a da** about other people's health and safety. It's amazing how many Obama voters let their dogs leave calling cards in my driveway. I'd like to see the offenders tarred and feathered.
13 posted on 01/23/2013 2:47:53 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Gefn; Joe 6-pack; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
The dogs aren't the only ones in this story who are full of s**t.


14 posted on 01/23/2013 2:49:22 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Ya know... I can just about see how indeed - some HOA or condo board presidents can get so anal (pun intended) about dog poop as to run around doing DNA analyses.

They aren't as bad as people who let their dogs crap in someone else's yard or where people walk.

15 posted on 01/23/2013 2:49:25 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Paladin2

Homeowners’ associations might be fascist, but how do you qualify someone who lets their dop crap on your lawn?


16 posted on 01/23/2013 2:49:46 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Gefn

The lady that runs ‘Dog Haters Unite’ is going to looooove this one...


17 posted on 01/23/2013 2:51:57 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Homeowners’ associations might be fascist, but how do you qualify someone who lets their dop crap on your lawn?

Communist?

18 posted on 01/23/2013 2:53:38 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Moonman62
Post this sign in your yard. See if this works.

 


19 posted on 01/23/2013 2:54:41 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Gefn; a fool in paradise

20 posted on 01/23/2013 2:55:46 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: 1rudeboy

Move to some place where you can shoot errant dogs on your property (or celebrate the free fertilizer - have you checked the price of dog food these days?)


21 posted on 01/23/2013 2:55:58 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Revolting cat!

Yeah, that makes sense . . . making this issue part of the eternal struggle between fascism and communism.


22 posted on 01/23/2013 2:56:11 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Gefn

I think this is great! I lived, for years, in a complex that allowed pets. The policy (and not to mention - good neighborly action) of cleaning up after your pet was well known and communicated not only in the lease, but also monthly in print. The number of people that just didn’t give a crap about their neighbors, or the fact that other people walked through common grassy areas, was staggering. It really ticked me off to step in a pile of crap when stretching for a run. CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR PETS!!!


23 posted on 01/23/2013 2:56:29 PM PST by RobertClark ("May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't" - George S. Patton)
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To: Gefn; a fool in paradise

24 posted on 01/23/2013 2:56:52 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: fatnotlazy
I'd like to see the offenders tarred and feathered.

You're too kind. I'd rub their nose in it...the owner, not the dog.

25 posted on 01/23/2013 2:59:02 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You can’t really dust for vomit. < /spinal tap >


26 posted on 01/23/2013 2:59:13 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Gefn

It sure beats the old method of comparing striations on the turd with artifacts on the sphincter.


27 posted on 01/23/2013 3:01:19 PM PST by posterchild
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To: Gefn; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Daffynition
The solution has been in front of our eyes for 50 years now.

SINA knows the answer.


28 posted on 01/23/2013 3:04:07 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Revolting cat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWBQdWzBukI


29 posted on 01/23/2013 3:06:33 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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30 posted on 01/23/2013 3:07:47 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: a fool in paradise

I love it. Do you think a bikini on a cow would be udderly ridiculous?


31 posted on 01/23/2013 3:09:07 PM PST by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder")
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To: a fool in paradise

32 posted on 01/23/2013 3:09:27 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I’m guessing that in order to match the DNA, owners have had to first supply the Association some of their doggy’s doo doo up front.

I have about 5 pounds per week that I am willing to sell and ship to whoever needs some dog poo that can be submitted to your HOA as "your dog's poo."

As part of our agreement, I will promise never to let my dog defecate in your neighborhood.

$5.00/pile + a nominal fee of $45.00 for shipping, handling, and hermetically sealed packaging.

Credit cards accepted.

33 posted on 01/23/2013 3:14:07 PM PST by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: tpmintx

Doesn’t a Progressive government bring out the little Nazi in a lot a people? It never ceases to amaze me.


34 posted on 01/23/2013 3:16:13 PM PST by MWestMom (Will Americans stop someone who views our children as "collateral damage" in their quest for power?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

My guess is that some enterprising head-shop will begin selling synthetic dog poo to turn in as your initial sample.


35 posted on 01/23/2013 3:21:29 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: tpmintx
Maybe all dogs need an ear tag like cattle these days.

The country needs more jobs for trackers and registrars.

36 posted on 01/23/2013 3:28:46 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Slings and Arrows
Please don't ask me, how I know this....there's a *family* game called *Doggie Doo*.


37 posted on 01/23/2013 4:20:20 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Venturer
LMAO City people are funny.

In Rush Limbaugh little boy's voice: "Daddy, when I grow up, I want to be a dog poop DNA analyst."

Honest to Pete, dog turds. I suppose they're annoying, but I've never gotten too worked up over them. Even when they're on my lawn.

I live in Amish country. The roads and streets are often strewn with horsesh*t -- the real stuff, in copious amounts. I suspect these people would keel over and die if they encountered that.

38 posted on 01/23/2013 4:29:16 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Hire da K-9 patrol.


39 posted on 01/23/2013 5:29:48 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Gefn

Sad it’s come to that, but it is really not ok for people to leave poo lying around.


40 posted on 01/23/2013 5:33:30 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Gefn

I thought about this years ago. A lot of dog owners don’t pick it up in my complex too.


41 posted on 01/23/2013 5:37:35 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Fire all politicians and impeach the judges.)
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To: a fool in paradise

For a while I thought that civilization was going to the dogs, but it’s much worse than that as it is going to dog poops!


42 posted on 01/23/2013 5:38:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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43 posted on 01/23/2013 5:42:00 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Gefn

I need to DNA my browsers to figure out which one’s poop I step in on the way to the kitchen.


45 posted on 01/23/2013 5:57:21 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: BfloGuy

A lot of Amish where I live too, Nothing like a nice ride on the motorcycle and hitting a turn where a horse just left a load in the street.Skidding in horse dung is no fun.


46 posted on 01/23/2013 6:51:53 PM PST by Venturer
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To: blam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY7ZX6ngOSs


47 posted on 01/23/2013 7:03:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Daffynition
.there's a *family* game called *Doggie Doo*.

Addams Family?

48 posted on 01/23/2013 8:32:03 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Them then?


49 posted on 01/23/2013 10:42:34 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: GeronL

“They are taking this whole bureaucratic mentality too far these days.”

Indeed. Who gives a crap anyway? There are bigger turds in Washington to clean up.


50 posted on 01/24/2013 9:46:22 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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