Suspected of being gay, a dog was abandoned by his family in the United States. Behind the nameless stupidity and cruelty, however, hides a scientific question: can animals be homosexual?
The palm of the masters the most cruel and stupid for now is up to US owners of a Fezco qualified dog. According to WCCB Charlotte, the animal’s masters decided to get rid of him because they were convinced that he had homosexual inclinations. The local media reports that the owners were worried about seeing their dog rubbing shoulders with another male, after which they took him to a shelter, explaining that they no longer wanted him.
Can an animal be homosexual?
In the case of this dog, his behavior had nothing to do with homosexuality since it is a behavior completely normal in its species. Like humans, some animals are heterosexual, some are homosexual, and some are in between. Humans aren’t the only ones born this way: giraffes, penguins, lions, and members of other species have also been observed engaging in homosexual activity.
Same-sex mating is not only normal in the animal kingdom, it is even common. Studies indicate that approximately 1500 animal species practice mating between people of the same sex, be it insects, fish, birds or mammals. Obviously, it is advisable not to project on the animals the same image that one has of the homosexual relations between Humans.
Animal species with homosexual practices
Next time you’re confronted with someone arguing that being gay isn’t natural, calmly talk about the species below. who have same-sex relationships without their fellow beings being moved by it more than that.
- giraffes : In giraffes, there is more activity between people of the same sex than between people of the opposite sex. In fact, studies show that homosexual intercourse accounts for more than 90% of the sexual activity exhibited by giraffes.
- bison : Homosexual activity between male bison is more common than heterosexual copulation. This is because female bison only mate with males about once a year. During mating season, craving males engage in homosexual activity several times a day.
- macaques : Female and male macaques have sex. But while the males usually only do it for one night, the females form intense bonds with each other and are usually monogamous. In some populations of macaques, female homosexual behavior seems not only common, but also the norm. When not mating, these females stay close together to sleep and groom, and defend each other against outside enemies.
- albatrosses : The Layson’s albatross, which nests in Hawaii, is known for its large number of same-sex partnerships. On the island of Oahu, approximately 30% of pairs consist of two females. They are monogamous and normally stay together for life, as it takes two parents to successfully raise a chick together. Chicks are often produced by males who are already engaged in another relationship