Dear PoP – Funny or Actually A Really Good Idea?

by Prince Of Petworth August 3, 2011 at 12:30 pm 32 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Brandon Kopp

A reader writes,

“Could something like this be the solution to the issues with dog owners who don’t clean up after their pets? ha”

From Reuters:

A city in northern Taiwan is trying the Midas touch to persuade reluctant residents to clean up after their canines: offering a chance to win gold bars to anyone handing in bags of doggy deposits.

Starting from August 1, dog owners and other residents of New Taipei City, bordering the capital Taipei, can hand in waste to government cleaning teams in exchange for tickets to a lucky draw. The prizes: three gold ingots worth T$60,000 ($2,100), T$18,000 and T$12,000.

I seriously think this would be hugely successful in DC!


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