The days of unlimited procreation to promote survival are over. We now need to promote a change of attitude to reflect the need for population control if we want a sustainable environment for future generations.
COMPLETLY agree. I also strongly believe in adopting children instaed of having your own because it can save a child's life and keep the population under conrol and you can still have a child. Good all the way around. They just need to lower adoption prices. By A LOT.
Overpopulation is the worst problem on our planet, and we are the only ones who can stop it. It is such a shame that millions of people do not see it hat way..... Conservation (and other sciences) has to focus on human population, if not, what is the point??
Hi, new to the place, nice to meet you and everything else.....now to the nitty-gritties......I agree with your position on adoption, actually have been caught arguing about that with my fellow classmates since elementary school....but the moment I read what you said about the adoption prices needing to be lowered I could feel the frown which is becoming ever-more-permanent show up on my forehead again....
Now, I've heard that there are issues in some countries such as China asking for a lot, but I think they've got more than a good reason for that if you think about it. Namely, first thing that came to my mind was the state of the economy. If you've been driving around on the freeways a lot recently like I have with my fam or even just walking around the neighbourhood you may have spotted some shift in the atmosphere. Not all yeah, but a lot of people are reacting to the hard times with varying degrees of frustration and anger. Now granted I'm not an expert in the human psyche(....thank god), but I'm pretty sure that's going to lead to a measurable increase in child, domestic and definitely animal abuse. Money has a way of deterring people that would only adopt a child because they felt like it, they have some fantasy about child-raising or who knows what else. SO I'd be really careful with spreading that view around unless you also emphasize that if the prices come down the background checks and the paperwork need to be stepped up a little, as well as introducing the child and their potential fam and maybe even giving them supervised trials to make sure that this isn't a whim that will go away once its time to clean up the vomit and help them learn to use the toilet etc.