British Prime Minister Boris Johnson jokingly suggested feeding humans to animals to rebalance nature on Monday during a news conference with children on climate change.
Johnson’s comment came in response to a child’s question about rewilding nature. Tanya Steele, chief executive of WWF UK, said: “Ninety-seven percent of the mass of mammals on this planet is humans and our domestic animals – just three percent is left for the wild. So how do we start to rebalance it?”
“We could feed some of the human beings to the animals. Couldn’t we?” Johnson said jokingly. “We could have a vote later and ask if there are any candidates,” Steele responded.
Johnson discussed possible solutions for climate change, and blamed big corporations like Coca Cola for producing most of the plastic in the world.
Johnson held the news conference as Britain gets ready to host the United Nations COP26 global climate conference in Glasgow, which begins on Sunday. He calls the meeting one of the last major chances to slow rising temperatures.
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