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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Chinese Give Gerbils Contraceptives to Cut Population

Weird, but I give them credit for doing the humane thing. And I don't give the Chinese much credit in this blog.
Forestry officials are leaving pills by the gerbils' burrows to try to cut back the rodents' exploding numbers.

The gerbils, officials say, are threatening the fragile desert ecosystem in the vast Xinjiang region.

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