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.