On Friday, Senator Ben Sasse took to Twitter to reveal that he received some unexpected mail at his D.C. office. It appears that someone sent the Nebraska Republican a package of “endangered-species condoms.”
The condoms, it turns out, are a project from the Center for Biological Diversity, an endangered-species protection nonprofit that focuses in part on reducing human overpopulation as a way to save the environment. The condom packages feature images of horned lizards, whooping cranes, and other endangered species, and each includes a rhyme that relates both to protected sex and the animal depicted on the package — for instance, there’s “Wrap with care … save the polar bear,” and “Fumbling in the dark? Think of the monarch.” The condoms were also handed out at a Chicago zoo on Thursday night.
The condoms were sent to every member of the Senate by the Center for Biological Diversity. Sasse says he’s going to donate them — presumably not to a Planned Parenthood.