From Adele Peters at Fast Company:
Pepino, a 29-year-old musician, started bringing up the idea with other women in environmental advocacy groups. “I said, ‘You’re around my age: What are you thinking about kids?’” she says. “I was able to ask that question to a few people, and I was really surprised that there were a lot of people who were saying, ‘I haven’t talked about this to anyone, but I’m really questioning it.’”
She started a Facebook group called #Birthstrike to make the idea public; within a few days, 90 women had joined. While some may be partly motivated by the fact that the choice limits carbon emissions–one recent study found that not having children is one of the most effective ways to limit your personal carbon footprint–the underlying motivation was wanting to avoid bringing a child into a world where they may suffer. “Our main focus is the fact that we’re too afraid really to bring a kid into that future,” Pepino says.More.
Reality check: These are certainly not the planet’s cleverest bunnies, are they? Imagine helping their cause by leaving the world to the people who don’t care about it!
But then… there is, after all, a certain balance in nature, isn’t there?
See also: Emotional support pit bull mauls child. Dumb bunnies are a fact of nature. Dumb, entitled bunnies are a genuine threat.