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Jerusalem doggie DNA database to trace poo offenders
耶路撒冷狗狗DNA資料庫 追蹤狗屎違規者

A girl walks her dog during a dog show in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on June 17.
一位女孩六月十七日,在吉爾吉斯彼什凱克舉行的狗秀活動上,遛她的狗兒。

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照片:歐新社

The Jerusalem municipality is planning to compile a DNA database for dogs in the Holy City in a bid to combat the problem of dog poo by tracing droppings back to the offending pooch.

In a statement, the municipality said it would first be collecting saliva samples from dogs in the city before entering them into a citywide database.

“The municipality pilot project calls for the establishment of a database of dog DNA to allow us to reduce the soiling of pavements, parks and public spaces,” the statement said.

Once the DNA database has been compiled, the city will conduct testing to see whether the samples can be effectively matched to dog droppings found around the city.

Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz said the municipality hoped to get saliva samples from around 70 to 80 percent of the 11,000 dogs registered in Jerusalem.

Once the database is that complete, the program will begin trying to match droppings to the offending canine, charging each pooch’s owner a fine of 750 shekels (NT$5,700).

(AFP)

耶路撒冷市政當局正計畫為這座聖城的狗彙整一個DNA資料庫,藉由追溯違規狗的便便以解決狗屎問題。

市政當局在一份聲明中指出,他們將首先蒐集該市狗的唾液樣本,然後將樣本輸入到一個全市的資料庫。

「市府的這項先導計畫需要建立狗的DNA資料庫,好讓我們能減少人行道、公園與公共空間的狗便污穢,」該聲明如是說。

狗DNA資料庫一旦彙整完成,該市將進行測試,以了解這些樣本是否能有效與在該市各地發現的狗便配對。

以色列《國土報》報導,該市希望能蒐集到在耶路撒冷登記有案的一萬一千隻狗中,七到八成的唾液樣本。

資料庫一旦彙整完成,該計畫就會試圖比對狗便與違規犬隻,並對每名狗主人處以以色列幣七百五十元(新台幣五千七百元)的罰鍰。

(法新社/翻譯:張沛元)

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