January 3, 2011 5:22 PM Subscribe
posted by bwg (73 comments total)
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: DNA Profiling for Pets; "... designed to help communities enforce their pooper scooper rules and give the pet owner tools that help them build a better relationship with their dog."
"There are an estimated 73 million dogs in the United States alone. The average dog generates 276 pounds of waste a year. That's a combined average of over 6 billion pounds, which is enough poop to fill 800 football fields one foot deep! Now that you have an idea of the amount of dog waste generated in a year, can you believe that over 40% of that goes unscooped?"
"Unscooped dog waste has become a big problem in the United States and other countries around the world. Not only is it unsightly, there are a considerable number of health and environmental concerns that get left behind."