Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon paid to save Ireland’s gay bull Benjy from slaughter.
Benjy’s owner, an Irish farmer, bought the bull in the hopes it would impregnate the farm’s cows.
But Benjy showed no interest in the cows. While veterinarians found the bull to be perfectly fertile, it was apparently only interested in the other bulls.
Benjy was destined to be put down, until the story made headlines. Animal rights organizations teamed up with gay rights groups to organize a campaign to raise 5,000 pounds ($8,847) to send Benjy to the Hillside Animal Sanctuary in the U.K.
The campaign drew the attention of Simon, a longtime philanthropist who supports animal welfare causes.
“Animal rights organizations teamed up with gay rights groups”…