BENJY, the gay bull who was saved from the slaughterhouse by the intervention of one of creators of The Simpsons, will get his one-way ticket to freedom on Saturday when he is brought to an animal sanctuary in the UK.
The famous "non-performing" Charolais bull, owned by a Co Mayo farmer, made headlines around the world when it emerged that he was destined for the slaughterhouse.
Hollywood producer Sam Simon, and other benefactors, intervened to spare Benjy from the chop and raised funds so that he could go to the Hillside Animal Sanctuary.
ARAN says Benjy will be collected in Roosky, Claremorris, Co Mayo, by the Hillside Animal Sanctuary on Saturday.
During his first few days at Hillside - one of the UK's most successful campaigning organisations for animal welfare - Benjy will be quarantined to test for any medical conditions.
Once he gets the green light, he will be put out into a field with a herd.