Benjy the ‘gay bull’ shocks owners by trying to mate with cows

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A bull which was famously saved from slaughter after his owner thought he was gay, has shocked his owners by trying to mate with cows.

As regular readers might remember, Benjy the bull from County Mayo was originally facing slaughter last year because he showed more interest in other bulls than in cows.

However, after late Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon stumped up the money to buy him, Benjy was moved to Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norwich, England.

After being castrated, Hillside staff noted that he showed a special interest in some of the cows he was housed with.

Wendy Valentine said: “Judging by what he was trying to do the other day with one of the cows… he isn’t gay.”

“Benjy came to us because somebody thought he was gay. We don’t know whether or not he is but the fact that someone thought he was has certainly saved his life and stopped him being sent to the slaughterhouse,” she went on.

“Since he’s been with us he’s matured. He’s very content.

“He’s a large, gentle animal, he’s lovely and he’s a very handsome boy, but a big gentle softie.”

Whether bisexual or straight, Benjy has remained a strong advocate of same-sex marriage, as, despite being unable to vote, he threw his weight behind equal marriage ahead of last Friday’s referendum in Ireland – at least according to the Animal Rights Action Network.

The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon, who paid the £5,000 fee to have Benjy moved to Hillside last year, died in March.