’Gay’ Cat Cast Out in Nigeria
A Nigerian cat called Bull was reportedly made homeless this week after his owner disowned him for exhibiting ‘an unnatural sexual behavior”.
Press reports said Bull’s anonymous middle-aged female owner dumped him in disgust after he repeatedly made sexual advances to male cats while snubbing female felines, in the Central Nigerian city of Lafia, Nasarawa State.
“Anybody interested in this gay cat can have it because I have no further use of it,” Bull’s owner reportedly said, branding him ‘a contradiction of the laws of nature.’ (Leadership.ng: http://bit.ly/1aQnWfI )
Bull’s banishment could have startling implications for wildlife in Nigeria and beyond, given the increasingly common recognition of human behaviour amongst all kinds of species.
In India last July, India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests outlawed dolphinarians are deciding that the ‘highly intelligent and sensitive’ creatures ‘should be seen as ‘non-human persons’ and as such should have their own specific rights’ (DailyKos; http://bit.ly/1iwCwh0 ) while another study suggested honey bees are ‘one of nature’s alcoholics’
“Scientists have noted that drunk bees are less likely to fly, less likely to engage in social behavior and prone to random fits of violence,” a recent report on Altering-Perspectives noted.
“Some bees get so blitzed that they lose the ability to do anything but lay on their back and kick their fuzzy legs feebly in the air.” http://bit.ly/1foXdZg
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