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Thursday, November 01, 2007

PRO-CHOICE PIGEONS

Poop or no poop? That's this week's burning question for one New York City official who wants to reduce the pigeon population at the Staten Island ferry terminals by putting them on birth control.


Councilman James Oddo says OvoControl-P renders the birds' eggs "unhatchable" and hopefully will thin out the flocks. Less pesky birds ... less droppings inside the terminals where they like to roost and nest.

There's only one problem. The drug, which would be mixed into standard seed, has not been approved for pigeons by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. It's a go for geese, though.

So, here's the second burning question:
"How much do the pigeons costs in the ferry terminals? The ones with the unsanitary tale.
How much do the pigeons costs in the ferry terminals? I do hope that study doesn't fail."

Hey, Councilman Oddo is a serious, no-nonsense kind of guy. We can see that from this clip of him going off during an interview with a Norwegian comedian.
Warning: Explicit language, view at your own discretion.



Photo by Funkybug

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5 Comments:

Anonymous proofreader said...

Forget the meds for the pooping pigeons, Mr. Oddo (good name!) needs his own meds to calm him down and stop his poopy mouth. What's next? EPT (early pregnancy tests) for the birds who forgot to eat their birth control-injected seed one day? The councilman will be running around the city with little pee sticks to see if it's a boy or girl pigeon due!

Thu Nov 01, 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

isn't it difficult for them to carry around those little monthly packets? or are they using little rubbers?

Thu Nov 01, 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is no problem for them to carry their 'monthly packets' around.They just put them in their 'pigeon holes' when they want to fly!!

Thu Nov 01, 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

What if it's against the bird's religion? :} I guess Catholic priests will be teaching them all the pigeon rhythm method now.

Thu Nov 01, 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

I see teeny tiny IUD's, too.PETA will have a field day with all this!

Thu Nov 01, 10:22:00 PM  

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