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My question is .. is it better to allow the endangered species to die out or privide females for the males to mate with?
MW, you cleverly left out some key parts of that article. Your cut and paste job doesn't tell the whole story, and a few unanswered questions would probably prove even more revealing.
Here's the part of the article that MW referred to, with key aspects left intact...
The zoo made headlines in 2005 over plans to "test" the sexual orientation of penguins with homosexual traits.
Three pairs of male penguins had been seen attempting to mate with each other and trying to hatch offspring from stones.
The zoo flew in four females in a bid to get the endangered birds to reproduce - but quickly abandoned the scheme after causing outrage among gay rights activists, who accused it of interfering in the animals' behaviour.
From MW's edited version (and even from the fuller story) one might get the impression that there were no female penguins at all for the male penguins to mate with, and like sex-starved prison inmates, they were forced to find their jollies in the company of each other.
I'd like to know what the population of penguins was at the time. Were there unmated females available for these males? I'd be quite willing to bet that there were and that the four females being flown in were an attempt to see if a new flock of feminine mystique might entice these males when the local girls failed to get a rise.
Before we pin an extinction event on the homosexual community, perhaps it would be wise to know the whole story. Don't you think that would be a good idea, MW?