This Is How the World Ends: Childless Women Doting On Dogs

The New York Post has a story that should scare anyone who wants to see a viable civilization continue in North America in the next century.

For the record, not all women are called to be married, not all married couples are able to have children, and there is nothing wrong with a childless woman owning a pet dog.

I’m not condemning any individual, just pointing out a disturbing trend.

America’s next generation of youngsters should be called “Generation Rex.”

If you’re wondering why playgrounds around the city are so quiet and dog runs are packed, a new report has an answer: More and more US women are forgoing motherhood and getting their maternal kicks by owning handbag-size canines.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that a big drop in the number of babies born to women ages 15 to 29 corresponds with a huge increase in the number of tiny pooches owned by young US women, reports the business-news site Quartz.

Dog-crazy New York ladies told The Post that they aren’t surprised by the findings — and that they happily gave up diaper changes, temper tantrums and college funds for the easy affection of their doggy “child.”

“I’d rather have a dog over a kid,” declared Sara Foster, 30, a Chelsea equities trader who says her French bulldog, Maddie, brings her more joy than a child.

“It’s just less work and, honestly, I have more time to go out. You . . . don’t have to get a baby sitter.”

The federal data behind the report show that over the past seven years, the number of live births per 1,000 women between ages 15 and 29 in America has plunged 9 percent.

At the same time, research by the American Pet Products Association shows the number of small dogs — under 25 pounds — in the United States has skyrocketed, from 34. 1 million in 2008 to 40.8 million in 2012.

This trend is going to have grave economic consequences over the next few decades. Human depopulation is a huge financial headwind that is going to make growth difficult. In this way, the effect of the Obama economy may produce amplified results over the next half century.

Dogs aren’t enough. We need people to breed so that new people can work and produce for all our sakes.