Veteran programme maker, Sir David Attenborough has joined a new group that is dedicated to reducing the population of humans on this planet. He has become the patron of the Optimum Population Trust.
He told In Seine News; "The rate of growth of the human population has been alarming and has had a massive effect on wildlife with many species being threatened even to the point of extinction!
He was only talking to an Indian elephant the other day in Zimbabwe [he was a bit lost] who simply said "this planet ain't big enough for the both of us, so one of us must go!" The statement really got me thinking and I thought; "yes, he has got a point." There are only about 750,000 elephants on this earth, whereas there are over 6 billion human beings and many of them are full of cancer, mental instabilities, methane and meat that comes from many of the endangered species.
Sir David, with a tear in his eye, added; "I have been on this planet for more than 75 years and I have probably filmed every possible creature and you can clearly see that we are to blame for their demise. I am really tired of making films now, and soon there will be no more animals to film and I believe that my job is done and that I should set an example by giving my life away for those I love and I would expect many people to follow my example. I wouldn't hope that at least some wormsand vultures would benefit from me.