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Overpopulation

At what point are you going to confront the elephant in the room and tell the world to stop breeding? I've just seen your saccharine 'more-enough' campaign, and was sickened.
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Peter Vos
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  • Dear Peter
    Each of our national offices run their own fundraising and awareness raising promotions so unfortunately I am not familiar with the campaign you are talking about. However, our national offices appreciate feedback and constructive criticism so please feel free to contact the national office in question and raise your issue with them.

    http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_o...
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  • The 2012 Living Planet Report seems rather softball to me.

    Solar energy, kludgy windmills, and eating soybeans do not address the problem of the large-scale mindless behavior of our species, that is, our failure to control our population. WWF, and other organisations, speak of population increase as if it were an UNCONTROLLABLE force of nature like hurricanes or a meteor impact.

    We are not bacteria, we have minds. We can get our minds around exponential growth if we try. And women have rights, at least in a few countries, to control their reproduction.

    If the population continues to double every few decades it won't matter how we choose to live now: You can be Mr. Green slurping soymilk in your SmartCar or you can drive around in your 1957 Chevy munching cheeseburgers and it won't make one whit of difference when the crash comes in a few decades. Then, our population will be reduced by terrible wars over resources and territory, fueled by religious zealotry and nationalism.

    Unless, of course, women gain reproductive rights to control their own bodies throughout Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. This is, I think, the great elephant in the room: the female half of the world's population must be liberated from religion and granted the basic human right to control their reproduction (and the world's population). How this can be done is a great mystery to me, considering the virulence and persistence of superstitious thought in spite of education.
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  • Miriam (Official Rep) May 16, 2012 09:54
    Thank you for your thoughts.

    You may find the following webpage and associated links interesting
    http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/how_w...

    ALl the best.
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