Overpopulation has Wisconsin town putting pigeons on the pill

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Pigeons in Wisconsin to be put on birth control to cut down population
WATCH ABOVE: Business owners in La Cross, Wis. are putting pigeons on the “pill” – so to speak - to thin out the population – May 20, 2016

LA CROSSE, Wis. —Business owners in La Crosse are putting pigeons on birth control – sort of.

Feeding stations atop downtown buildings include a contraceptive feed. It’s aimed at lowering reproduction in the birds that leave droppings on sidewalks, awnings and park benches.

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Wayne Oliver, a member of the Downtown Mainstreet Board, tells WXOW that it’s the most successful idea the board has tried.

Maria Norberg, owner of a downtown coffee shop and food truck, says she supports anything that can cut down on the overhead threat to her customers.

Funding comes from a city beautification grant.

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