By Jase Peeples
Originally published on Advocate.com January 27 2014 7:12 PM ET
A woman in Lafia, Nigeria, became the subject of bizarre headlines throughout the blogosphere after she publicly disowned her male cat because she believes he is gay, reports Nigerian newspaper Leadership.
The middle-aged woman, whose name was withheld, claimed her pet of seven years was exhibiting “an unnatural sexual behavior” and gave her a great deal of concern because it is “a contradiction of the laws of nature.”
According to the woman, the cat — who she had named Bull — was ignoring the female cats in her home in favor of male cats to whom he would regularly make sexual advances.
“Anybody interested in the gay cat can have it because I have no further use of it,” the woman said to the several neighbors who had gathered outside as she ceremoniously renounced her longtime pet.
Reportedly, several neighbors attested to the cat’s sexual orientation, claiming the story was credible because no kitten born in the woman’s home over the past seven years had Bull’s color, proving he was unwilling to mate with the female felines in his home.
While other people in the area were said to be cracking jokes about the woman’s reason for disowning her furry friend, no neighbor stepped up to adopt the cat after his guardian publicly rejected him.
The woman’s public renunciation of her cat comes after the president of Nigeria signed a bill into law declaring that any citizen who marries someone of the same gender could be imprisoned for up to 14 years.