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Did the dog poop on the street? They may come to you - and get fined - voila! news

2023-05-31T18:53:03.761Z

Highlights: A bill by MK Dellal of the Likud was approved in a preliminary reading. The goal: droppings left on the street can be inspected - thus reaching the dog's owner and imposing a fine on him. In addition, the bill stipulates that the DNA sample will be taken by a veterinarian when the rabies vaccine is administered. A genetic testing laboratory will examine the samples and transfer the data to a local DNA database. The bill seeks to allow municipalities to enact bylaws on fecal collection and strengthen their ability to enforce the law.


A bill by MK Dellal of the Likud was approved in a preliminary reading according to which dog owners will be required to provide DNA samples of dogs. The goal: droppings left on the street can be inspected - thus reaching the dog's owner and imposing a fine on him


The Knesset plenum on Wednesday approved a bill in a preliminary reading by Likud MK Eli Dellal, according to which dog owners will be required to provide DNA samples of their dogs in order to combat the phenomenon of dog droppings whose owners do not collect them.

According to the bill, droppings left on the street will be checked, the dog and its owner will be identified - and thus the municipality will be able to impose a nest on the owner. In addition, the bill stipulates that the DNA sample will be taken by a veterinarian when the rabies vaccine is administered.

A genetic testing laboratory will examine the samples and transfer the data to a local DNA database. It is also proposed to authorize the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to set instructions both regarding the manner in which the information will be used, the circumstances and cases in which the information may be used, and regarding tenders for the establishment of a local DNA database and the selection of a laboratory for genetic testing.

A dog is about to shit (Photo: ShutterStock)

The bill also stipulates that the owner of a dog must report to a municipal veterinarian or qualified veterinarian about a change in his permanent place of residence, the transfer of the dog to other owners, as well as the death of the dog.

"Many authorities have announced in the past that they will establish such a genetic database but have encountered legal problems," said MK Dellal. "The bill seeks to allow municipalities to enact bylaws on fecal collection and strengthen their ability to enforce the law. Over half a million pet dogs are registered in Israel, and it's time for dog owners who don't collect their dogs' feces to end, and if not, they should pay. Such behavior causes damage to the appearance and appearance of the city, to the quality of life of the residents, and mainly constitutes a serious sanitary hazard."

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Source: walla

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