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Dog scheduled to be killed after owner abandoned it for being gay

By Mason White 7:57 PM February 2, 2013
The dog with its new owner Stephanie Fryns

(Scroll down for video) In a shocking case which angered many people, a dog owner decided that his dog does not deserve to live because the dog was “gay.”

According to reports, the owner claimed that the dog was seen repeatedly “bent over” another male dog, therefore, in the mind of the owner, the dog is gay.
The owner apparently did not know that a dog’s being “bent over” or humping behavior is often a sign of dominance in dogs, rather than something to indicate the sexual orientation of a dog.

The dog owner, who lives in Tennessee, took the dog to a shelter because he did not want a gay dog. Workers at the overcrowded shelter decided to euthanize the “gay” dog. 

One animal rights group in Jackson, Tennessee, tried to find a home for the dog, so they posted the address and phone number of the shelter, resulting in hundreds of phone calls to the shelter. People asked the shelter not to kill the dog until a good home was found.

Luckily, at the last minute, the dog was saved by an animal lover with a good heart. Veterinary Stephanie Fryns rescued the dog. She named it Elton.

A male dog on top of another male dog is not considered conclusive evidence of it being gay, according to reports. Biologists have recorded homosexual activity in over 450 species, including flamingos, bison and beetles.

Gay rights activists have looked as these reports of animal homosexuality as proof that same-sex couples are a natural phenomenon.

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