Just in Time for the Holidays: Endangered Species Condoms
The next time you think about having sex without birth control, The Center for Biological Diversity wants to make sure that you consider how it might affect the greater world around you.
Since 2009, the Tucson, Arizona based non-profit has handed out 450,000 condoms with endangered species awareness messages on their wrappers. How would your next passionate evening affect, say, polar bears?
“There are more than 3 billion people on the planet under the age of 25. The choices this generation makes will determine whether our planet and its wildlife and natural resource base are burdened with 8 billion or 15 billion people," said Jerry Karnas, the population campaign director for the Center. “Our Endangered Species Condoms are a great way to get a conversation started about how the growing human population is affecting the wild world around us, especially animals already teetering on the edge of extinction.”
For the Holiday season, the Center plans to hand out 50,000 more Endangered Species Condoms to colleges, nightclubs, reproductive health groups and activist groups across America. The Center cites reports that a growing number of protected organisms around the world got to the brink of extinction from interaction, directly or indirectly, with a rapidly growing human population.
“The evidence is mounting, and the solutions are at hand if only we’re just willing to start talking about them,” Karnas said. “Universal access to birth control, a rapid transition to clean energy, robust land-acquisition programs and much smarter growth policies can combine to forge a future for wildlife and a high quality of life for people. There’s no better time to start than in the new year of 2013.”
Maybe there are few other important items after this Holiday season you ought to consider unwrapping...?
Images courtesy Center for Biological Diversity