Benjy The Gay Bull Saved !admin
A bull called Benjy which had been branded gay, has been saved from the slaughterhouse by charity donations, including £5,000 from Sam Simon, co-creator of the Simpsons. Benjy, from County Mayo, Ireland, was due to be sent to the abattoir after he appeared to show more interest in bulls rather than cows.
After the story appeared in the Connaught Telegraph, it was picked up by the Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) and then by the online daily gay magazineThe Gay UK who launched a Crowdfunder campaign to raise £5,000 to buy Benjy and transport him to an animal sanctuary. In less than a week the campaign has raised over £9,000, including the donation from Sam Simon.
Both Gay and animal rights campaigners launched a joint online campaign to save Benjy. It went viral.