Thursday, November 01, 2007

Pigeon Problem? Put Them on Birth Control

New York City Councilman James Oddo received enough attention for his videotaped outburst last month. He'll now be getting plenty of attention for his latest suggestion.

Councilman wants birth control for pigeons
A councilman has a unique solution to reducing the pigeon population at the Staten Island ferry terminals: Put them on birth control.

Councilman James Odd [sic] says OvoControl-P, a drug that renders pigeon eggs unhatchable, could help to thin out the pesky birds and thus the droppings they leave behind inside the terminals where they like to nest.

Oddo says the drug — which would be mixed into standard seed — has not yet been approved for pigeons by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. A similar product meant for geese was given the OK last month.

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