A group of environmental activists with the group the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) has reportedly flooded the Senate office with over 600 condoms, each one showing an endangered species.
The condoms come with some creative slogans, like: “Wrap with care, save the polar bear” and “Fumbling in the dark? Think of the monarch.”
The condoms are meant to celebrate World Population Day, according to the CBD.
The Daily Caller reports:
“We need to draw the connection between human population growth and the wildlife extinction crisis, but that’s not enough,” Leigh Moyer, an organizer for CBD, said in a statement. “We also need to protect straightforward solutions like universal access to contraception for everyone on Earth, starting right here in the United States.”
“Access to reproductive healthcare is a right all women should have,” Moyer said. “It’s also an essential tool in curbing human population growth so we can save room for the wildlife who share the planet with us.”
nvironmentalists having been arguing population growth could lead to ecological devastation since the 1960s and ’70s. Many activists claimed humanity would starve to death due to mass famines caused by overpopulation.
The Sierra Club once argued “all of our environmental successes may be short-lived if they do not include efforts to address population growth.” One of the group’s founders once claimed the freedom to have kids should be restricted to save the planet.
“Childbearing [should be] a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license … All potential parents [should be] required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing” David Brower, the first executive director of The Sierra Club, stated in an interview in 1990.
The very extreme organization has more than once called for making child bearing illegal, depending on population growth.
However, these ‘mass famines’ and shortage of resources that these environmentalists fear can never happen thanks to technology and the agricultural revolution, which is continually producing enough food to feed everyone in the world.