Being Gay Just Might Save The Life of Benjy The Bull
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org

FROM

Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) (Ireland)
November 2014

[VICTORY UPDATE: Within days of the beginning of this fundraiser, Sam Simons, co-creature of "The Simpsons" has agreed to pay to have Benjy sent to the Hillside Animal Santuary in Norfolk, England.]

ACTION

Benjy gay bullBeing 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 - Crowdfunder.co.uk/Save-Benjhy-The-Gay-Bull

Benjy gay bull

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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 - Crowdfunder.co.uk/Save-Benjhy-The-Gay-Bull

Help Save Benjy The Gay Bull From The Slaughterhouse.

TheGayUK, along with Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) from Ireland and Hillside Animal Sanctuary have forged a plan to save Benjy the gay Bull, who is facing certain death after he failed to show interest in mating with the females in the herd. Benjy made headlines this week after reports that he faces certain death because he is gay.

The farmer and owner of Benjy had originally bought him and hoped that he would mate with the females on his farm, however Benjy has shown more interest in the other males of the herd and failed to impregnate any of the cows. We hope to raise £5,000 to buy Benjy and have him re-homed within the Hillside Animal Sanctuary where he’ll be looked after till the natural end of his life.

Homosexuality in nature is widely observed. In fact same-sex attraction is noted in over 1,500 species. Most recently two male penguins became the talk of the town after the zoo in which they are housed called them the ‘best parents they had ever seen’.

Your money will help us to buy Benjy from his owner, have him vetted and transported to the Hillside Sanctuary where they've been looking after suffering farm animals since 1995.

Although we are offering some rewards for your donations, please remember the real cause here is to have Benjy saved from slaughter before Christmas.

From all at TheGayUK, Hillside Animal Sanctuary and ARAN we send you a HUGE THANK YOU. 


Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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