According to CBS News, A wildlife photographer’s candid shot of two male lions in what appears to be an amorous embrace at a reserve in Kenya has the African nation’s moral authorities concerned about possible demonic possession, or humans “behaving badly” and setting the wrong example for the animal kingdom.
“Demons also inhabit animals,” Ezekiel Mutua, the chief executive of the Kenya Film Classification Board, told Nairobi News in an interview posted online last week.
If our lions begin this homosexual behaviour then that will surely be the end of the animal species. https://t.co/JL5wGR4NHW
— Dr. Ezekiel Mutua (@EzekielMutua) November 2, 2017
The recent photos, taken in a Kenyan wildlife area, do show a rare sight: a male lion mounting another male lion in what resembles a sexual act, but experts say may have been a way of showing dominance.
The spectacle of two wild male lions in such intimacy was also observed in Botswana last year and has sometimes been interpreted as homosexual behavior, though lion experts say it is a relatively uncommon form of bonding or social interaction.
Paul Goldstein, the photographer who captured the images in Kenya’s Maasai Mara reserve in August, said many other species are known to engage in such behavior and that, for example, he had seen giraffes doing it.
“It was just a dramatic thing to see,” Goldstein said of the male lions. He was astonished by Mutua’s remarks, declaring it “not normal” and attributing the behavior to demonic possession, or copying what he clearly believes is amoral human behavior.
“These animals need counselling, because probably they have been influenced by gays who have gone to the national parks and behaved badly,” said Mutua. “I don’t know, they must have copied it somewhere or it is demonic. Because these animals do not watch movies.”
“The demonic spirits inflicting in humans seems to have now caught up with the animals,” the film classification board director said. “That is why I will say isolate the crazy gay animals.”
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