Wednesday, July 12, 2017
U.S. Senate Gets 600 Endangered Species Condoms for World Population Day
Endangered Species Condoms to mark World Population Day, July 11, and to urge them to protect reproductive rights and family planning programs. The delivery is part of the Center for Biological Diversity’s project to raise awareness about human population growth and its effects on wildlife. In all, 600 condoms were sent to the Senate. Every senator received a package of the brightly colored condom boxes featuring images of species threatened by human population growth and slogans like “Wrap with care, save the polar bear” and “Fumbling in the dark? Think of the monarch.” The senators also received a letter with the condoms either thanking them for their support of reproductive healthcare and access to contraception or criticizing them for prioritizing tax cuts for the rich over women’s rights and the environment.