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Jul 23, 2015

Pigeons on the pill

                                                                Photo by Colin Varndell
Most large cities in the world have a problem with too many pigeons.   But a town in Spain is making its pigeons go on birth control pills in hopes the numbers of pigeons will plunge.   Badia del Valles, about 15 kms. north of Barcelona, in Catalonia, in northern Spain, has installed dispensers containing the pigeon pill, Ovistop, with grain each morning.   The dispensers will be in operation until the end of the year.   The town's website says three automatic dispensers will spread the necessary dosage every morning, to the hungry birds.   It is predicted that the pigeon population could be reduced by 80% over five years.
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