Benjy: the lucky, gay bull

Benjy the gay bull from Mayo who has been saved from the meat factory by students at the University of Leeds.

Benjy the gay bull from Mayo who has been saved from the meat factory by students at the University of Leeds.

Animal lovers in Britain have put their money where their mouths are and have put up enough money to ensure that a gay bull from Mayo will be comfortable for the rest of his life. This is for real, I promise, you couldn’t make it up!
Somehow or other, a presenter at the University of Leeds’ radio station heard the sad story of Benjy the Mayo bull who was being fattened up for the meat factory after his owner discovered he was gay and not interested in cows and heifers.
Charlie Smith and her colleagues at the university radio station decided to set up a petition to save Benjy.
“We felt that, if Benjy were a human, this would never be allowed to happen so we did not see why he should be killed because of his sexuality,” explained Ms Smith.
Apparently, there was a lot of support for the petition and animal rights activists launched a successful appeal for money.
Agreement has now been reached with Benjy’s owner for the purchase of the animal and the bull will be sent to a sanctuary in England where it will live out the rest of its natural life in peace.

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