Capital responds to New York Times article about seagull problem
Rome city council plans to introduce new iron bins around the capital to stop seagulls looting food from the rubbish, according to the city's environment councillor Pinuccia Montanari.
The bins will be introduced first in the centre, then other areas, according to Montanari, who also mooted sterilisation as another possibility in controlling the birds' growing numbers.
The move was announced the day after a damning article about Rome's sea gull problem appeared in the New York Times. A feature article in Wanted in Rome highlighted the same issue two years earlier.
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