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February 1st, 2009

Talking of crap jobs

Posted in Other Stuff by 200

If you thought things were getting bad over here, what with the government keeping details on every facet of the minutiae of your life & councils recording your every movement, have a thought for the poor folk of the Bavarian town of Volkach in Germany.

The burghers of the town are so fed up with dogs crapping all over the paths & owners not clearing it up that they’re trying to set up a dog DNA database so that offenders can be tracked down. They’re planning on taking fur or saliva samples from all 420 mutts registered in the town & employing someone to walk the streets taking dog-turd samples for later DNA matching. Now that’s a job I could pass up quite easily.

Some councillors are poo-pooing the idea though, they recommend just offering twenty euros reward to people who report errant dog walkers (those who don’t clean up after their dogs, not those who  pass a motion in public).

This is in Germany, over here things are different, we wouldn’t ever use anything so  ridiculous to investigate dog fouling.