Could there really be a ‘Pink Panther’ ?
Posted by Big John on February 10, 2013
Now as far as I am concerned, I couldn’t care less if someone is gay, straight, bi-sexual and all the rest, as long as they do no harm to others and don’t ”frighten the horses”.
Now, speaking of horses, I see that a Dr Brett Mills has accused David Attenborough, the veteran broadcaster, of suggesting that all animals are heterosexual, despite evidence that they engage in a variety of sexual activity. In a paper published in the ‘European Journal of Cultural Studies’, he highlights aspects of animal behaviour such as homosexuality which are often ignored or explained away.
To say that animals .. “engage in a variety of sexual activity” .. is putting it mildly, as anyone will know who has visited a zoo or farm at any time. I won’t go into great detail, but we all know that primates are not shy when it comes to playing with their ‘privates’, and many mammals try to mount anything that moves; and as for those randy rabbits ! .. Well need I say more ?
However, I can’t claim to have ever seen an openly gay gorilla, an effeminate elephant, a lesbian leopard, a transvestite tiger, or a butch budgie come to that, so I have my doubts about the University of East Anglia’s publicity seeking head of media studies findings. Although I do have to wonder about those perplexed Pandas, and I did once have a confused cat, who did have a good excuse for his antics, as he was never the same …
… after a visit to the vet !