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Council's dog pooh DNA plan to snare owners is 'pie in the sky'

An independent representative of North Down council believes proposals to use DNA testing to locate dog owners who allow them to foul within the borough will never come to anything.

Councillor Austen Lennon said: “If it was a serious thing we would have to have every dog DNA tested first of all for a database and then compare the DNA of the dog dirt."

He said similar proposals existed in Germany, but voicing scepticism that they would ever be adopted there, Mr Lennon said that with North Down being home to some 6,500 dogs, the price tag would likely be too cost prohibitive.

Mr Lennon said: “I think it will just come to report stage and will then never come to anything,” he told the BBC’s Nolan Show.

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