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post Feb 16 2012, 06:27 AM
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Groundbreaking DNA Tests Could Trap Poachers

We all know how hard it is for law enforcement to identify poachers with the crimes sometimes happening in remote areas, little physical evidence, and little human DNA left behind. The University of Strathclyde have found a method to pick up these low levels of DNA to identify the poachers. This could be a new way for law enforcement to protect our wildlife.


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post Feb 16 2012, 02:32 PM
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QUOTE(Blacktail Slayer @ Feb 16 2012, 01:27 AM) *

Groundbreaking DNA Tests Could Trap Poachers

We all know how hard it is for law enforcement to identify poachers with the crimes sometimes happening in remote areas, little physical evidence, and little human DNA left behind. The University of Strathclyde have found a method to pick up these low levels of DNA to identify the poachers. This could be a new way for law enforcement to protect our wildlife.



YA, it could also be used to convict the wrong person. what if ?. someone comes up on a carcass, rolls it over try to figure what happened to it ?. ( which i have done many times over the years ) there DNA is on it now. someone else calls the law, who really killed the animal ?. DNA is great for some things, but i don't see it for poaching.

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post Feb 16 2012, 07:31 PM
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Like most things concerning wildlife, I doubt the government will be willing to invest the $$ to do this......seriously, it would have to be worthy of the cost in their opinion and I don't think they care that much about poaching....and that's a shame

About the only thing they seem willing to invest in is protecting wolves.....


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post Feb 16 2012, 09:42 PM
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YA, it could also be used to convict the wrong person. what if ?. someone comes up on a carcass, rolls it over try to figure what happened to it ?. ( which i have done many times over the years ) there DNA is on it now. someone else calls the law, who really killed the animal ?. DNA is great for some things, but i don't see it for poaching.

Kevin

They would probably then check the persons house for meat in the freezer of antlers for DNA.

There is an interesting story about a poacher and how he got busted with DNA soil. Google: "Soils, Seeds and super bucks By Brad Herndon"


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I like the idea. Anything to deter a poacher.


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