At first, happy recipients of the free gift didn’t know who sent them, but a new video reveals the condoms’ surprising source: PETA.
PETA distributed the condoms with one aim: to encourage hunters to stop reproducing and let hunting go extinct! The number of hunters in the United States has already declined sharply, with the vast majority of hunters now middle-age or older men, so we thought we’d help the trend continue. 😉
“Hardly any kids hunt these days,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “And if PETA’s condoms have prevented even one more wretched hunter from being born, we have succeeded in saving the lives of deer, birds, and other living beings.”
Hunters kill millions of animals every year and have contributed to the extinction of species all around the world, including the Tasmanian tiger and the great auk. Numerous animals are injured but not killed by hunters, escaping only to die slowly and painfully from blood loss and starvation. Cecil the lion, for example, was shot with a steel arrow and left to suffer for 40 hours before he was finally killed.
What You Can Do
To combat hunting in your area, post “no hunting” signs on your land, join or form an anti-hunting organization, protest organized hunts, and spread deer repellent or human hair (from barber shops) near hunting areas.
Educate others about hunting! You can share this post with your friends and family, write about hunting for a school paper, or talk about it in your debate class. If you still have questions, e-mail us at [email protected]