Hollywood Pigeons Medicated

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 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 five-thousand pigeons call the Hollywood area home.

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