March 2006

Putting Other Animals on the Pill: Should We, or Shouldn't We?

Over the last quarter-century, advocates have come to view reproductive control as a practical, non-lethal way to manage free-living animals. It’s not often discussed in action alerts, except when offered as an immediate way to avoid killing. For example, in areas where hunting is debated, or where great numbers of animals are being hit by cars, advocates may propose, or even insist, that officials consider reproductive control as a solution.