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Guido Forcefully Split From Gay Partner

Gays protest | The Times (£)
Members of Germany’s gay community are outraged after a homosexual couple were forcibly parted and made to mate with females.
Guido and Detlef have become the poster boys for protests against intolerance, even though they are both predatory males.
Guido, transferred 650km (400 miles) east to a zoo in Ostrava, in the Czech Republic, is also reportedly not too enamoured with the heterosexual lifestyle that is being forced upon him.
...the Roman Catholic Church in the arch conservative area of Münsterland is jubilant. There has been one protest near the zoo gates by a small group of homosexuals standing beneath a rainbow flag, while the German blogosphere is buzzing. “This is like in the Dark Middle Ages, forcibly making a creature sexually reorient itself by tearing its partner from its side,” wrote one campaigner.
The griffon vultures, Gyps fulvus, showed no interest in female company. They were happy in their own world, grooming one another with tender sweeps of their savage beaks between rearranging the sticks that made up their nest.

"Live and let live" obviously hasn't fully caught on yet in The Fatherland

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"The griffon vultures, Gyps fulvus, showed no interest in female company. They were happy in their own world, grooming one another with tender sweeps of their savage beaks between rearranging the sticks that made up their nest."

Correction: "rearranging the sticks that made up their EMPTY nest."

This refers to the Yahoo "news" post, reposted from Time Magazine, whose "correspondent" lifted the story form the London Times (or so I believe). My note to a friend before sending to Time Magazine;

Such a lame article. Quotes bloggers. Declares that nature is homophobic. Quotes other Journalist's (London Times) interviews, does none of his own. "Bromance", now that is highbrow journalism. Unsubstantiated claims; "While the Roman-catholic church in the arch-conservative area of Münsterland is jubilant..." Says who?!

Time Magazine actually published this tripe? Are they owned by People Magazine? Letter to the editor coming up.

But look a little closer. The "journalist" neglects to ask one of the basic "w"s. (Well really the schween didn't ask any "w"s just cribbed off of everyone else's work, and bullshitted his way through the rest.

Why did the Allwetterzoo in Münster separate the two vultures? Damn. Pretty simple question. One that comes to mind right away.

Why might the zoo want to ensure that their wards breed? Could it perhaps be because Griffon Vultures became extinct in Germany in the mid 19th century?

Well I guess there is just no way for a hard working journalist to find out.

WHOA!! WAIT A HOT NEW YORK MINUTE! EUREKA! I HAVE JUST DISCOVERED THE GRAIL. HOLY SHITE! THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE. THIS IS LIKE DISCOVERING PENICILLIN, LIKE DISCOVERING FIRE! HAS ANYONE ELSE SEEN THIS THING? THIS GOOGLE? I AM DUMBFOUNDED (I think you get my drift).

Here is a little snippet from the Allwetterzoo in Münster;

In the large aviary there are two vulture colonies (cinereous vulture and griffon vulture), whose offspring are regularly released into the wild, plus other species of birds of prey.

I see that Time Magazine missed that little snippet.

The Times "Correspondent" also makes a completely unsubstantiated claim (among many) that the Roman-catholic (sic) church in the arch-conservative area of Münsterland is jubilant..." Says who?

You cannot believe everything you read in the press. In fact you can believe almost nothing in the press and definitely nothing from a politician.

Doug


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