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GUEST,Wolfgang BS: Gay protest penguin breeding program (39) BS: Gay protest penguin breeding program 11 Feb 05


There are some protests that make me laugh only about the protesters even if I usually take them and their aims serious. This is one such situation.

The small zoo in the not so big German town of Bremerhaven has a small group of Humboldt penguins. This species is rather rare and therefore the zoos have a world wird breeding program. In Bremerhaven they happen to have more males than female penguins and so it happened (not too rare in the animal kingdom) that they have three homosexual penguin pairs. They breed (stones) and seem to like each other as far as one can see.

Now the zoo imports six Swedish female penguins to see whether the males can be induced to breed eggs and not stones. The zoo thought nothing much of that and published this under the usual news from the zoo.

Now happened what the zoo director never could have thought of. Gay groups from all over Germany and Austria vehemently protest this idea and flood the zoo by phone, fax and mail with this protest.

The idea of the zoo never was to separate the homosexual pairs but just to offer a wider choice next spring, when the yearly pair bonding happens.

I've not read about any feminist protests yet about this breeding program.

Wolfgang


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