Dec 11, 2022

Parrots Keep Attacking Poppy Farms To Get High On Opium

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food

They’re so much like humans. Hopefully this doesn’t hurt them in the long term.

Farms in India have reached out to the authorities after repeatedly being attacked by opium-addicted parrots.

Farmers in Madhya Pradesh say their opium crops are being ruined by parrots who keep returning to raid their farms in an attempt to get high. The farmers have been guarding the fields day and night to protect their poppies, but the birds are willing to risk it all to get their beaks on the opium, which is being farmed for medical purposes.

Playing loudspeakers has also failed to rid the farms of the birds, whose opium problem is too far developed to let a bit of noise deter them.

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