A New York City politician has hatched a plan to curb the pigeon population: Drug their feed with birth control.

Taking a cue from a Los Angeles initiative that gave the birds a drug to render their eggs unhatchable, Councilman James Oddo proposes giving the pigeons OvoControl-P to restrict their numbers and droppings at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, the Staten Island Advance reports.

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The latest plan would add to other efforts devised by the city Department of Transportation, including additional spikes, netting and electric surfaces to shoo the pigeons.