Las Vegas Pigeons Saved From Painful Poison

January 2005

Thanks to pressure from PETA, a Las Vegas apartment complex stopped using Avitrol to kill pigeons and other birds. Avitrol is a potent poison that attacks and impairs birds’ nervous systems. Poisoned birds suffer from the slow shutdown of bodily functions for up to 15 hours before dying.

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