Birth Control Ordered For Hollywood Pigeons

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Pigeons living in tinsel town are going on the pill.

Hollywood residents believe its a humane way to reduce the pigeon population and the messes the birds make.

Community leaders plan to announce the pilot program today at a news conference. Laura Dodson, the president of the Argyle Civic Association says the "poop problem" has become unmanageable and this could be the answer.

Over the next few months a birth control product called OvoControl P, which interferes with egg development, will be placed in bird food in new rooftop feeders.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and other animal rights groups approve of the measure.

About 5,000 pigeons call the Hollywood area home.

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  • by Jeff Location: colorado springs on Jul 30, 2007 at 09:14 PM
    I was surfing your site for information on a friend's recent motorcycle accident,with no luck. thankfully though I now know that there will soon be less pigeons in california. FREAKIN GREAT GUYS !!! Good to know that I have to place to go to get all the really important news coverage that affects me and my community. Keep up the good work "southern colorado's #1 news team !!!"
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