• Humans Need To Die Out To Save The Earth, Group Says

    The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement argues that an increasing human population is pushing Mother Earth’s caring capacity to its limits and will cause ecological disaster.

    “It will not be a pleasant experience for all of the people and all the other species to die in an ecological collapse. As we phase ourselves out, the lives of those of us who exist will greatly improve,” Les U Knight, the leader of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement, said in this week’s Big Issue. “And those of us who don’t exist won’t know the difference.”

    Knight believes we should voluntarily phase ourselves out in order to save the planet for other less-destructive life-forms.

    “People are not doing too well. My main motivation for wanting our species to become extinct is preservation of Earth’s biosphere,” he said.

    A substitute teacher, from Portland, Oregon, Knight claims human progress will always be undermined by unsustainable population growth and is urging humanity to consider the fate of the planet before having children because it’s only a matter of time before “pulling strands from the web of life” results in ecological disaster.

    Knight championed the Chinese for their strict birth control and procreation laws have which he claims has prevented the births of about 400 million people.

    The 67-year-old feels so strongly about ending the human race that he had a vasectomy while in his 20s.

    Approximately 200 and 2,000 species cease to exist every year according to The World Wide Fund for Nature and Knight believes humanity is directly responsible for their extinction.

    Knight admits the thought of wiping ourselves out may not sound too appealing, but claims life will gradually get better for those left behind.


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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