Benjy a Mayo bull is saved from the slaughterhouse, finds fame and gets a new home.

When his owner, somewhere in County Mayo, discovered that Benjy was not interested in inseminating any of the cows, a problem arose. 

Instead of delivering the goods in the manner expected of him, Benjy displayed urges for male cattle.

A report in the Connaught Telegraph newspaper claimed that Benjy was now being fattened in preparation for the slaughterhouse. 

When the Animal Rights Action Network heard about these plans, they launched a campaign to save him. There was a huge international online response to the campaign with #SaveBenjy appearing in hundreds of Twitter messages.

Money is being donated to transfer Benjy to a welfare home in the Norwich area of England. Over 250 people have contributed to the campaign. One donation of £5,000 sterling came from Simpson's co-creator Sam Simon. 

John Carmody of the Animal Rights Action Network explains how Sam Simon picked up on the story through social media and pledged his support.

He's clearly someone that wants to put his huge wealth to use for animals and people.

It is hoped that Benjy will be moved to his new home in England before Christmas.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 18 November 2014. The reporter is Pat McGrath.