The shocking news from China, courtesy of the BBC:
Chinese authorities are using contraceptive pills to cut down the number of gerbils in a north-western province plagued by the rodents.There's sure to be more to this story. You don't have to be a Philadephia weatherman to know which way the wind blows.
Forestry officials are leaving pills by the gerbils' burrows to try to cut back the rodents' exploding numbers....
Authorities are using the pellets - which prevent females getting pregnant and cause abortion in those already pregnant - disguised as bran feed, the state news agency Xinhua said.