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'''Voluntary Human Extinction Movement''' (abbreviated '''VHEMT'''<ref>[http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5401422 All Choked Up]</ref>) is a movement which advocates the voluntary [[extinction]] of humankind. The movement was founded by Les U. Knight.<ref>[http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/g/a/2005/11/16/gree.DTL&type=printable]</ref><ref>[http://www.vhemt.org/aboutvhemt.htm]</ref> The members of this movement do not advocate illegal methods like murder or suicide; they just want to prevent [[Human reproduction|reproduction]],<ref>[http://www.vhemt.org/death.htm]</ref> which will ultimately result in the extinction of humankind. Thus, they use the slogan "phasing out the human race by voluntarily ceasing to breed".<ref>[http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg16221862.800-breeding-to-death.html Breeding to death]</ref> The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement is based on the belief that the Earth will be better without human beings,<ref>[http://www.disinfo.com/archive/pages/dossier/id831/pg1/index.html]</ref> and is primarily based in San Francisco.<ref>[http://www.aversion.com/news/news_article.cfm?news_id=5443 Group Lobbies for Human Extinction]</ref> The motto of the VHEMT is "May we live long and die out".<ref>[http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/08/13/arts/15book.php Book review: The World Without Us]</ref>
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'''Voluntary Human Extinction Movement''' (abbreviated '''VHEMT'''<ref>[http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5401422 All Choked Up]</ref>) is a movement which advocates the voluntary [[extinction]] of [[humankind]]. The movement was founded by Les U. Knight.<ref>[http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/g/a/2005/11/16/gree.DTL&type=printable]</ref><ref>[http://www.vhemt.org/aboutvhemt.htm]</ref> The movement's members do not advocate illegal methods like [[murder]] or [[suicide]], instead supporting a complete end to [[human reproduction]],<ref>[http://www.vhemt.org/death.htm]</ref> which will ultimately result in the extinction of humankind. Thus, they use the slogan "phasing out the human race by voluntarily ceasing to breed".<ref>[http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg16221862.800-breeding-to-death.html Breeding to death]</ref> The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement is based on the belief that the Earth will be better without human beings.<ref>[http://www.disinfo.com/archive/pages/dossier/id831/pg1/index.html]</ref> It is primarily based in [[San Francisco]].<ref>[http://www.aversion.com/news/news_article.cfm?news_id=5443 Group Lobbies for Human Extinction]</ref> The motto of the VHEMT is "May we live long and die out".<ref>[http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/08/13/arts/15book.php Book review: The World Without Us]</ref>
  
 
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Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (abbreviated VHEMT[1]) is a movement which advocates the voluntary extinction of humankind. The movement was founded by Les U. Knight.[2][3] The movement's members do not advocate illegal methods like murder or suicide, instead supporting a complete end to human reproduction,[4] which will ultimately result in the extinction of humankind. Thus, they use the slogan "phasing out the human race by voluntarily ceasing to breed".[5] The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement is based on the belief that the Earth will be better without human beings.[6] It is primarily based in San Francisco.[7] The motto of the VHEMT is "May we live long and die out".[8]

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