[Paleopsych] UPI: Group wants to see humans extinct
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Group wants to see humans extinct
Make no mistake about it, the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement isn't
anti-child, it's more like anti-human.
The VHE is dedicated to phasing out the human race in the interest of the
health of the Earth, founder Les Knight told Wednesday's San Francisco
With 16,000 people born per hour and a current global population of 6.5
billion, there are already more than enough people on the planet, Knight said.
A 1994 study concluded a single person born in the 1990s would be responsible
during a lifetime for 22 million pounds of liquid waste and 2.2 million pounds
each of solid waste and atmospheric waste, the newspaper said. He or she will
have a lifetime consumption of 4,000 barrels of oil, 1.5 million pounds of
minerals and 62,000 pounds of animal products that will necessitate the
slaughter of 2,000 animals.
"Wherever humans live, not much else lives," Knight said. "It isn't that we're
evil and want to kill everything -- it's just how we live."
Knight, who had a vasectomy at age 25, emphasizes VHE likes kids and says many
of its members are parents as well as children.
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