London aquarium raising a "genderless" penguin chick

London aquarium raising a "genderless" penguin chick

The promotion of the radical LGBTQ agenda in society has been relentless but this move takes the cultural battle in a whole new direction. The Sea Life London Aquarium is bringing gender neutrality out into the open using the animal kingdom.

A 4-month-old penguin chick in the London aquarium is being used for a political agenda, which is something I never foresaw writing about. The story caught my attention because I’m particularly fond of penguins. A sentimental gesture sparked my interest in the creatures more than 30 years ago. Now a story about two gay penguins raising a chick presents an excuse for the Sea Life London Aquarium to declare the chick as genderless. It is a first for the aquarium to do this. The young penguin is also still nameless but I hope the aquarium will correct that in the near future.

“While the decision may ruffle a few feathers, gender neutrality in humans has only recently become a widespread topic of conversation,” Graham McGrath, the aquarium’s general manager, said in a statement. “However, it is completely natural for penguins to develop genderless identities as they grow into mature adults.”

Ok, if it is “completely natural for penguins to develop genderless identities” why is the aquarium doing this? Just for publicity? Maybe. Mostly, though, it looks like it is to conflate penguin characteristics with those of human beings. Penguins do possess some admirable human-like qualities – they are monogamous and mate for life, the male penguins play a big role in nurturing chicks, and, like me, they are partial to ice-free areas.

The adopted chick of Rocky and Marama won’t be given a gendered name and identification band like the other penguins. This one will be identified with a purple band. I see potential medical bills for psychiatric therapy sessions in this little one’s future. After all, it is being labeled as different from all the other penguins- that ‘s got to mess with its psyche in the future, right? Isn’t it politically incorrect to label others as different? See, we can take this nonsense as far as anyone wants.

This little chick was chosen because of the gay penguins raising it.

As for why this particular chick was chosen to be the aquarium’s first “genderless” one, Sea Life noted that this chick “captured the Aquarist team and guest’s imaginations after it was successfully adopted by two female penguins.”

“This was the first time we had successfully adopted a chick onto a same-sex couple and to mark the parenting achievements of Rocky and Marama in helping to develop the chick into a happy and healthy penguin,” Sea Life wrote in a statement. “It made sense to continue to allow it to be identified more naturally by staff and guests at the aquarium in the future.”

Yes, in order to play up the fact that the chick was adopted by two female penguins, the aquarium is calling it genderless, at least for the time being. Aren’t these people supposed to be a part of the scientific community? How do they deny the sexual development of an animal just to make a splash (no pun intended) in the culture wars?

The gender-is-fluid crowd is now expanding into the animal kingdom. I’ll give some credit to the Sydney Sea Life Aquarium. When two Gentoo penguins adopted a chick last October, they treated that event as normal business. That chick wasn’t made a test experiment for the cultural warriors among us.

We live in really stupid times. Gay animals exist in nature. A few animals can switch gender. Let the little penguin grow as was intended.

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