Controlling pigeon population in Barcelona: Barcelona to feed pigeons contraceptives in bid to slash numbers

At first glance, they look like smart new garbage bins, but the 40 black metal cylinders that have appeared in parks throughout central Barcelona contain bird seed spiked with contraceptives. The local council is hoping that the measure will help to reduce the pigeon population in the Catalan capital.The new dispensers in Barcelona.

Until now, Barcelona City Hall has applied periodic culls, capturing and then killing the birds, but it has decided to take a more humane and practical approach, which it hopes will cut numbers from around 85,000.On Tuesday, the council, which describes itself as “animal friendly,” unveiled its plan, calling it “a clear and decisive bid for ethical control of pigeon populations,” taking its lead from the Italian city of Genoa.

Source: Controlling pigeon population in Barcelona: Barcelona to feed pigeons contraceptives in bid to slash numbers | In English | EL PAÍS

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