Friday, November 2, 2007

People being Stupid News item of the Week

Councilman Wants Pigeons on Birth Control

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 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.

I just have one thing to say, did it ever occur to the Councilman to maybe teach the birds abstinence?


  1. Liv :) said...

    I have not laughed so hard in a long time :). I hate pigeons....but I think that is rather, umm, strange.

  2. Liv :) said...

    Oh, and notice I changed my user was coming true way too often. This one is good.

  3. Will said...

    I like your new name :)

  4. Trina said...

    where do you get this stuff??? Abstinence to pigeons. What a riot!

  5. Will said...

    I actually got this story and the abstinence joke from my friend David