Prince of Wales calls for population control in developing world

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The Prat in Essex has called for more selective population control in the deteriorating world and would hail the brilliance in forcibly castrating all the male members  of the 13 ruling families, and sterilising all the female members  whatever their cunt-ry… Just saying Big Ears.

The Prince of Wales has called for greater population control in the developing world and hailed the success of “family planning services” in some countries.

The Prince of Wales has called for greater population control in the developing world and hailed the success of “family planning services” in some countries.

Prince of Wales called for population control in developing world Photo: MICHAEL DUNLEA
Martin Beckford

By , Religious Affairs Correspondent

7:00AM BST 10 Jun 2010

He said more needs to be done because of the “monumental” problems that face the environment as population numbers “rocket” and traditional societies become more consumerist. There needed to be more “honesty” about the fact the “cultural” pressures keep the global birth rate high.

The Prince also said the traditional religious views of the sanctity of life, which are often used to oppose the use of condoms and other contraceptives, must be balanced with the imperative to live within the limits of nature.

His comments, made in an important speech on Islam and the environment, will be seen as controversial within both the green lobby and some religious circles.

Although the heir to the throne is a long-standing champion of ecological causes and the benefits of faith, some believe that Western commentators do not have the right to tell residents of less wealthy nations that they should have fewer children or consume less in order to keep carbon emissions down. Many of the world’s great religions, meanwhile, oppose the widespread use of contraception.

Speaking at the Sheldonian Theatre, in a lecture to mark the 25th anniversary of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies of which he is patron, the Prince told how the population of Lagos in Nigeria has risen from 300,000 to 20 million during his lifetime.