Being gay has its advantages from time to time. And for a bull in Ireland who is sexually attracted to other bulls, it might just save his life.
At first, his homosexuality was a premature death sentence. Because Benjy won’t inseminate female cows, his owner decided to fatten him up and ship him off to an early slaughter. Upon reading about the gay bull in a local paper, however, the Irish animal rights group ARAN (Animal Rights Action Network) partnered with the U.K.’s biggest online gay magazine and a prominent farm animal sanctuary to raise money to buy him and pay for his care at the sanctuary.
Putting Benjy in the the spotlight has been a strategy to not only save his life but also direct peoples’ attention to the plight of “food” animals in factory farms and slaughterhouses. Benjy, ARAN says, would be a great ambassador for all farm animals.
John Carmody, the founder of ARAN, is “urging members of the public to step in and help save Benjy so that this little fellow live out his natural life in peace.” Please consider making a donation.