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Zoo ditches gay penguin plan
theage.com ^ | 02/17/05 | Allan Hall

Posted on 02/16/2005 6:24:13 AM PST by Ellesu

A German zoo has abandoned a plan to break up homosexual penguin couples after protests from gay rights groups.

The Bremerhaven Zoo in northern Germany had earlier flown in four female Humboldt penguins in an attempt to encourage three all-male couples to reproduce.

The zoo originally defended the experiment on the grounds that the birds were an endangered species. But after protests from gay rights groups, director Heike Kueck said the zoo was abandoning the plan.

"Everyone can live here as they please," Ms Kueck said.

She said it was not her intention, nor was it possible, to separate the gay couples by force and interest them in their new female companions.

She added that the gay penguins had shown little interest in the females, but this could have been because the program was started too late in the year.

Gay groups had protested against "the organised and forced harassment through female seductresses" in an open letter to Bremerhaven Mayor Joerg Schulz and called on him to stop the program.

Zoo keepers discovered that the homosexual couples had gathered rocks that they coveted like eggs and fooled their keepers for years into thinking they were boy-and-girl duos.

The zoo came up with the ingenious idea of trying to convert the males by flying in some exotic birds from Scandinavia. But the boys haven't exactly been fighting for a slice of the female action. On the contrary, they have shown their suitors the cold shoulder.

"The relationships were obviously too serious," Ms Kueck said of the same-sex penguin couples. Instead of flirting with the opposite sex, they seemed to prefer sitting on the stones, which substitute for the eggs they will never be able to lay.

The zoo, which promotes itself with the slogan "encounters of a special kind", initially wanted to wait until spring 2006 to see if their international matchmaking efforts spawned results.

Now the gay penguins are being allowed to live the way they want.

As for the Swedish females - new male penguins have been drafted in to attend to their heterosexual needs.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany
KEYWORDS: exgay; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; penguinlove; penguins; zoo
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To: KC_Conspirator

"This sickens me."


You aren't alone.


21 posted on 02/16/2005 6:41:47 AM PST by cripplecreek (The crippled stool is the cadillac of poopin stools.)
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To: Ellesu
So now they've got to stop penguin gay bashing.
22 posted on 02/16/2005 6:41:53 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Ellesu

"Well that's just super!"

23 posted on 02/16/2005 6:42:15 AM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: Ellesu
Someone should explain to them that THAT is NOT why penguins walk THAT way.
24 posted on 02/16/2005 6:44:56 AM PST by Ghengis (Alexander was a wuss!)
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To: Ghengis

I know nothing! I see nothing!


25 posted on 02/16/2005 6:47:32 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Ellesu

Now I know what is wrong with our Linux box in the back.


26 posted on 02/16/2005 6:53:08 AM PST by FreeInWV
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To: Ellesu

27 posted on 02/16/2005 6:59:27 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: Ellesu

What if the pengiuns in question are bi-sexual? Is the zoo harming them by removing the female pengiuns? Hmmm?


28 posted on 02/16/2005 7:00:42 AM PST by vrwinger (Tagline? I don't need no stinkin' TAGLINE!)
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To: Ellesu
So, we have an endangered species who are pushed further to the brink of extinction by the absolutely silly protest by a special interest group whose lifestlyle prevents propagation.

Now all we need is for PETA to get involved.

29 posted on 02/16/2005 7:04:56 AM PST by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: Ellesu

Is this whole thing a joke? It should be.


30 posted on 02/16/2005 7:06:13 AM PST by pepperdog
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To: Ellesu

Reminded of a bumper sticker- now modified

Nuke gay penguins for jesus


31 posted on 02/16/2005 7:08:59 AM PST by listenhillary (My tagline died, memorials may be made to me via Paypal)
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To: KC_Conspirator
If it were "natural", then the radicals should have no problem with letting females into the pen.

Precisely! Otherwise, they would not be afraid of the penguins 'going straight'.

It nauseates me how these simpering faggots only have to whine to the organs of the world press to get just about anyone to cave in to their B.S.

32 posted on 02/16/2005 7:12:12 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (Better get it done now, might not be able to after '08 (repeal GCA of '68, NFA of '34))
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To: speed_addiction

WHERE IS PETA ON THIS ISSUE???


33 posted on 02/16/2005 7:13:08 AM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: Piquaboy
If I hear much more about gay whatever's, I am going to throw up.

Come out of the bathroom and admit it. You're homonausic.

I did and now I feel so liberated.

I think I was born this way.

34 posted on 02/16/2005 7:19:45 AM PST by LTCJ
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To: Ellesu

Gay penguins are an endangered species and they refuse to mate with females...

Sounds like a self-correcting problem... until they start recruiting.


35 posted on 02/16/2005 7:51:23 AM PST by Triggerhippie
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To: speed_addiction

Exactly!!


36 posted on 02/16/2005 7:58:43 AM PST by gopheraj
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To: gopheraj

"Everyone here can live as they please".

So, they can leave and the the Adm. Byrd back to the South Pole or Hoboken, right?


37 posted on 02/16/2005 8:09:15 AM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: EdReform; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; stage left; Yakboy; I_Love_My_Husband; ...
Homosexual Agenda Ping.

Gay groups had protested against "the organised and forced harassment through female seductresses"

Sthufferin' sthuccathash!

This Queer senselessness gives me a headache!

If you want on/off the ping list see my profile page.

38 posted on 02/16/2005 8:27:54 AM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (''Go though life with a Bible in one hand and a Newspaper in the other" -- Billy Graham)
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To: Ellesu
All this because a bunch of weirdos think that their particular mental illness should be protected at all costs.

I'm more and more convinced that there is a finite amount of intelligence in the world and that as the number of people goes up, the amount of per-capita intelligence goes down.
39 posted on 02/16/2005 8:55:26 AM PST by Antoninus (In hoc sign, vinces )
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To: Ellesu

Geeze, talk about stupid.


40 posted on 02/16/2005 8:58:53 AM PST by Dustbunny (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist)
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