Cat Disowned for Being Gay in Nigeria

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Side note: This is not the cat in question, but I bet he’s just as cute.

As if news from Nigeria couldn’t be any more atrocious, this comes along:

According to Leadership“Nigeria’s most influential newspaper,” a middle-aged woman in Lafia has put out a very public announcement that she wants to get rid of her cat because she feels that he is gay. She says that the cat — which she has owned for seven years — displays “an unnatural sexual behavior” that she describes as “a contradiction of the laws of nature.” More:


The cat, named Bull, was alleged to be in the habit of making sexual advances only to other male cats in the house even though there are several other female cats.

Neighbors attested that none of the other cats born while the cat was in the house has it’s due color, lending credence to the fact that it has not been able to mate with other female cats in its home or anywhere in the environ.

The cat owner who expressed a strong belief in the divine purpose of creating male and female of every creature to fulfill an ordained purpose of procreation said, “anybody interested in this gay cat can have it because I have no further use of it.”

So far, the article reports, no one has stepped up to claim the cat, which, as silly as it sounds, makes sense considering recently passed legislation in the country that criminalizes any acts of homosexuality — whether it's having gay sex or attending a gay club or association. Here's hoping the poor little guy finds a good home.

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  • Jayson Flores

    I wish I could adopt him! :(