The Center for Biological Diversity, (Headquarters, Tucson, AZ) is constantly sending out pleas for cash to fund their lawsuits against the American people, but this week they are taking a break from their attacks to spread love by sending America’s 10 most sex-happy cities a Valentine’s Day gift: 40,000 Endangered Species Condoms to ensure that there are fewer pesky people in the future.
The group is asking frisky couples to “consider population growth’s threat to wildlife before giving in to the holiday’s romance.”
According to the group’s press release, local volunteers in top-ranking cities identified by Men’s Health Magazine will give away the condoms during events at zoos, museums and breweries. Center volunteers will work to remind couples in Arlington, Texas; Austin, Texas; Bakersfield, Calif.; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Denver; Durham, N.C.; Houston; Indianapolis; and Oklahoma City “that safe sex saves wildlife.”
“Lots of couples will get lucky this Valentine’s Day, but wildlife and the environment will be far less fortunate in our increasingly crowded world,” said Leigh Moyer, the Center’s population organizer. “The habitat loss, resource depletion and climate change that come with rapid human population growth.”
Center volunteers in Austin, Texas, the top city on the list, will hand out a total of 4,000 condoms for Valentine’s Day at a number of events, from burlesque shows and breweries to art exhibits and flea markets.
The Endangered Species Condoms are wrapped in colorful packages featuring six different endangered species and information about the impact of runaway human population growth on polar bears, monarch butterflies and other imperiled wildlife. The Center has given away 700,000 free Endangered Species Condoms since 2009.
The Center’s population and sustainability program uses monies won in lawsuit settlements to use “creative media to promote a range of common-sense solutions like access to family planning and reproductive health services, as well as education, opportunity and equal rights for women and girls,” according to CBD>
In August, Congressman Paul Gosar blasted the Center for Biological Diversity’s announcement that they intended to pursue countless “sue and settle” lawsuits against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in an effort to arbitrarily force the listing of hundreds of additional species under the Endangered Species Act.
Gosar called the group and “extremist environmentalist” group with a “long history of abusing the ESA in order to force taxpayers to pay millions of dollars in government legal fees defending these arbitrary lawsuits.”
“The truth is that misguided groups like CBD are simply using ‘sue and settle’ tactics to fund and implement their radical agenda,” said Gosar at the time. The congressman called for Congress to “reform the ESA to protect federal agencies from deceptive legal attacks from outside groups that do more harm than good to animals on the verge of extinction.”