Organization to Distribute Endangered Species Condoms for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and for some groups, it comes with a new twist this year.
The Center for Biological Diversity plans to distribute 100,000 free Endangered Species Condoms. They come in 6 different packages with original artwork and slogans. A few that you can get your hands on include: “Wrap with care, save the polar bear”, “Wear a jimmy hat, save the big cat” (jaguar), and “Wear a condom now, save the spotted owl”.
Along with this distribution, they have also created a website specifically for the cause—EndangeredSpeciesCondoms.com. The website highlights information on human overpopulation and the impact it has on endangered species. You can also volunteer to be a distributer, donate to the cause, or enter a contest to win a lifetime supply of condoms (5 people will win).
Right now, the human population is approximately 6.8 billion strong and projected to reach at least 9 billion by 2050. What’s more, the current extinction rate is about 1,000 times more than the normal background rate that has been around for millions of years. Given these small bits of information, it’s understandable why a group wants to do something about overpopulation.
According to campaign leader, Randy Serraglio:
“Human overpopulation is destroying wildlife habitat at an unprecedented rate.” … “All of the major threats to the earth’s biodiversity—sprawl, logging, mining, dams, pollution, and climate change—are driven by human overpopulation. Our Endangered Species Condoms are designed to capture peoples’ attention, get them laughing, and get them talking about the impact of overpopulation on our small and fragile planet.”
Over 3,000 volunteers will be distributing the Endangered Species Condoms at bars, concerts, parties, schools, supermarkets, and other public places. You can expect to see people from all professions and walks of life taking part in this—such as college students, health care providers, rock bands, and even ministers.
Further information about the campaign can be found here.
By Heidi Marshall