The birds are taking over! Hollywood has decided to put a stop to the outrageous growth of the pigeon population, and have decided that feeding them birth control pills is the answer. Mixed in with seeds, the pigeons will be lured to rooftop feeders where scientists hope they will ingest the mixed-in hormones.
The avian oral contraceptive is called OvoControl P and is combined with pebbles resembling cat food. Hollywood is the first city to try the pigeon population control method, and if successful, could the setter of a new international trend.
â€œWe think we've got a good solution to a bad situation,â€ said Laura Dodson, president of the Argyle Civic Association. â€œThe poop problem has become unmanageable, and this could be the answer.â€
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By: Bianca Bartz - Published: Jul 31, 2007 • References: earthtimes.org