The news that a gay flamingo couple have adopted a chick has been seized on by some incredibly silly commentators as a blow for gay rights. Whilst the story is quite amusing, particularly how they tried abducting eggs before being given a chick, I don't think that taking advice from the animal kingdom on child rearing is wise. Sure flamingos are nice but what about the new feckless single mothers in the shark world (the shark keepers could probably offend a lot of people by calling the offspring 'Jesus'). Come to think of it if taking advice from animal relationsother species becomes widespread god only knows what to make of the infanticide prevalant amoung lions and bears.
As long as no one suggests taking tips from seahorses, I probably shouldn't worry about it.