UK Daily Mail
April 11, 2011
The ‘millionaires playground’ Italian island of Capri will use a DNA database to identify pet owners who refuse to clean up after their dogs.
The Mayor of Capri, Ciro Lembo, has announced plans for a ‘CSI-style’ DNA database to catch the owners of dogs who soil the picturesque walkways on the Mediterranean island.
Using sophisticated DNA testing normally reserved only for major crimes, dog owners will have to submit their dogs’ genetic details to a central database.
Samples of dog mess will be sent to a crime laboratory for testing to identify the guilty dog – and owner.
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