The Toronto Zoo has decided to separate two of their African male penguins, Buddy and Pedro, in order to breed them with African females. Buddy and Pedro have been in, what Joe Torzsok, Toronto Zoo Board Chair, describes as a "loving relationship of some sort" for quite a while.
Buddy and Pedro are not the first documented gay penguins. Roy and Silo, penguins at the Central Park Zoo in New York, hatched an egg together which inspired the children's picture book, "And Tango Makes Three." Similar cases have also been reported in Florida, Germany, and Japan.
Separating Buddy and Pedro who have bonded with each other in a loving relationship is bad enough, but to then force them to mate with females who they are not attracted to is absurd.
Please help stop The Toronto Zoo from ruining the lives of these two penguins and send a message that forcing gay creatures to mate with the opposite gender will not make them straight. Penguins, like people, have the right to be in a relationship with whomever they choose, even a partner of the same sex.