Trans-species homophobia

31 Jan

I’m not kidding. This story left me speechless and awed by the power of homophobia (

According to the Facebook campaign to save a bulldog-mix who was dropped off at a high-kill rabies control shelter in TN:

the “owner says [the dog is] gay! He hunched another male dog so his owner threw him away bc he refuses to have a “gay” dog! Even if that weren’t the most assinine [sic] thing I’ve ever heard, its [sic] still discrimination! Don’t let this gorgeous dog die bc his owner is ignorant of normal dog behavior!

When ABC News covered the story, they noted that the behavior the owner objected to is “a display of dominance” between male dogs, and “standard pet behavior.”

Despite the distressing, absurd and very nearly lethal turn of events in this dog’s life, there is a happy ending to the story: the dog now named Elton was adopted by a vet tech.

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