The city of Petah Tikva is a suburb of Tel Aviv and wants to create a DNA file on every dog by swabbing its mouth. Those owners who place their dog droppings into specially marked bins will receive awards while those found to have left droppings on the street will be prosecuted.
This could raise chain of custody and “fruit of the poisonous tree” problems. Moreover, big dog owners are obviously exposed to a much higher rate of detection and prosecution — raising equal protection concerns. Finally, there is the privacy concerns with Big Brother registering all dogs — an invitation to a future cat-loving dictator to round up every canine.
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