Controversy surrounding the use of birth control is nothing new. But what is new is the argument for birth control, not of humans, but for wildlife that is garnering more attention. This, according to an article in the New York Times which notes that Florida’s monk parakeets, for example, now number up to a half a million and are nesting on power grids causing blackouts and creating fire hazards. Coyotes now account for an estimated 65 percent of cattle losses, and Canadien geese now number 3.5 million. To suppress these increasing numbers, new birth control drugs such as diazacon and PZP have been created for use on animal populations, thus spawning a new debate in the now controversial field of wildlife management.

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