Valentine condom campaign urges lovers to think of animals

This undated photo provided by the Center for Biological Diversity in Tucson, Ariz., shows condom packages designed by Lori Lieber from the center's "Endangered Species Condoms" series, featuring rhyming maxims and Shawn DiCriscio's illustrations of animal species threatened by population growth. As part of the center's "Pillow Talk" program, hundreds of the condoms will be distributed for free during evening Valentine's Day events for adults on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, and the San Diego Natural History Museum. (Center for Biological Diversity via AP)

An environmental group wants couples to think of wild animals before acting like them this Valentine's Day

PITTSBURGH — An environmental group wants couples to think of wild animals before acting like them this Valentine's Day.

The Center for Biological Diversity is handing out endangered species condoms at the Carnegie Science Center's adults-only Valentine's event Friday in Pittsburgh.

The wrappers feature colorful artwork and slogans like "Before it gets any hotter...remember the sea otter," and "Can't refrain? Think of the whooping crane."

The group hopes to show how human population growth negatively affects wildlife.

The center, based in Tucson, Arizona, is also handing out condoms Friday at an after-hours event at the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Lamont Craven, adult programs coordinator at the Carnegie Science Center, says "the condoms are a perfect fit for our event. The packaging highlights a dire topic, while the contents are actionable ways to solve the problem."

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