This is a bit articulate, for someone with (apparently) such a bad case of foot-in-mouth.
“If we’ve got this extraordinary diversity on this globe it seems awfully silly for us to destroy it. All these other creatures have an equal right to exist here, we have no prior rights to the Earth than anybody else and if they’re here let’s give them a chance to survive.”
But he said he would not describe himself as green: “I think that there’s a difference between being concerned for the conservation of nature and being a bunny hugger… people who simply love animals.
“People can’t get their heads round the idea of a species surviving, you know, they’re more concerned about how you treat a donkey in Sicily or something.”
He said he believed the growing human population was the biggest challenge to conservation and “voluntary family limitation” was the only way to tackle it.