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Condoms to protect endangered species? Environmental group tries a strange new tactic

February 11, 2010 |  1:38 pm

The Center for Biological Diversity is sending out advance samples of condoms picturing endangered species on their packages as a Valentine's Day promotion illustrating the dangers of human overpopulation.

An Arizona environmental group that fights to protect endangered species plans to distribute 100,000 free condoms across the U.S. beginning on Valentine's Day.

The Center for Biological Diversity in Tucson says the promotion is meant to call attention to the impact of human overpopulation on endangered species.

The group will hand out six different condom packages with original artwork. Slogans on the packages include "Wrap with care, save the polar bear," and "Wear a condom now, save the spotted owl."

The center's Randy Serraglio says human overpopulation is destroying wildlife habitat at an unprecedented rate.

The endangered species condoms will be distributed in bars, supermarkets, schools, concerts, parties and other public events.

-- Associated Press

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Photo: Samples of the condoms to be distributed by the Center for Biological Diversity. Credit: McClatchy Tribune News Service

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