Oh, those crazy Europeans..
Not content with controlling every aspect of your life, a German lawmaker has come up with a novel solution to the problem of illegal, er, dumping.
German MP wants DNA testing on dog poo
A German lawmaker proposed on Monday a novel and high-tech way of dealing with the menace of dog poo on the streets: DNA testing to identify the canine culprit and fine its owner.
Peter Stein, a conservative politician in eastern Germany, told AFP that under his proposal, officials would test the excrement and then match it up to the offending dog using a DNA database of all pooches.
German dog owners are fined 30-40 euros (40-50 dollars) if they fail to clean up after their pets, but very few are caught, with only four fines given out in Stein’s hometown of Rostock — human population 200,000 — last year.
“Just saying ‘it wasn’t my dog’ will not wash any more,” Stein said.
Is this idiot serious? Aside from just how insane this idea is, the expense of identifying DNA and matching it to the owner of the poo is enough to laugh this idea off the political stage. We know, however, nothing is impossible in the realm of European liberalism.
The world economy is in a shambles. Riots abound. Iran and North Korea may soon have a nuke. And this is what the liberal loons in Europe are devoting their resources toward?
And don’t be swayed by the fact that the article proclaims Peter Stein to be “a conservative politician”. Being conservative in Europe is like being called left of center here in the States.
Just wait. This will be coming to a town near you.