Clever Condoms Say Safe Sex Can Save a Species
As Valentine's Day approaches, the clearly lighthearted folks at the Center for Biological Diversity are giving away condoms with packaging that features endangered animals to remind the amorous of the threats posed to species by human overpopulation. Six different species in all, ranging from the Spotted Owl to the Burying Beetle, along with a clever slogan, urge couples to practice safe sex. After all, if STDs or unwanted pregnancies aren't enough to convince some people to wear a condom--maybe they'll put one on for the Polar Bears.The Center's Web site explains the relationship between an overpopulated planet, and loss of biodiversity:
At 6.8 billion people, the human race is not only the most populous large mammal on Earth but the most populous large mammal that has ever existed. Providing for the needs and wants of this many people -- especially those in high-consumption, first-world nations -- has pushed homo sapiens to absorb 50 percent of the planet's freshwater and develop 50 percent of its landmass. As a result, other species are running out of places to live.
3,000 volunteers across the United States will be giving away 100,000 of these special Endangered Species Condoms. The condoms will be distributed in bars, supermarkets, schools, concerts, parties, and other events, say the group.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service classifies all six species appearing on the condoms as listed threatened or endangered.
Hmm. 'Jimmy hat'? I've never heard that one before.
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