You Will NEVER Guess What Massachusetts Citizens Are Getting $200 Fines For!


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Ipswich is the name of a small coastal town located in Massachusetts. This little town is most commonly known for its delicious clams. In fact, the town of Ipswich celebrates being famous for its clams every year during the Ipswich Chowderfest.

Unfortunately, it is not the delicious clams or the Ipswich Chowderfest that has people talking about this town. It’s doggie doo! That’s right, doggie doo!

The town of Ipswich is currently entertaining the idea of passing a new law that is going to FORCE dog owners to be much more aware of their doggie doo. How are they doing to do that, you ask? Well, they are going to charge you a $200 fine for not picking up that doggie doo after your dog finishes taking care of its business!


Naturally, this has a lot of people scratching their heads. What are they doing to do? Put up security cameras all over the city? That would get pretty expensive pretty quickly.

The city wants to require owners to get the DNA of their dog registered. They plan on having a database of all the samples of dog in the city. Then, the plan is to have someone pick up that doggie doo and run a DNA test on it. Using the database, they would be able to trace the DNA sample back to the dog and its original owner.

Waste of Time?

Interesting idea, but it seems like there are better things that the law makers of Ipswich could be doing with their time. I mean, I get it. No one likes stepping in a pile of doggie doo when they are walking through the park. But, how much money is it going to cost the city to set up a database, collect DNA samples, and create a database?

I think what else I find interesting about this story is the fact that it is going to be someone’s job to walk through the city to bag and tag piles of dog poop. Can you imagine career day at school for that child’s parent?

“What does your dad do for a living?”

“He’s an official city pooper scooper!”

I’m not sure I would want to go around tell people that I go around scooping up dog poop. I mean… What would they pay someone to do that all day? And what kind of education background and job history would you need to get that kind of job? Seems like a city job you would not want to have…

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  1. Tony H Leather

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