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This UKIP Candidate Said A "Homosexual Donkey" Tried To Rape His Horse

John Rees-Evans was responding to quote by a UKIP member who claimed that "some homosexuals prefer sex with animals."

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A UKIP parliamentary candidate claimed that a "homosexual donkey" tried to rape his horse.

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John Rees-Evans, the party's parliamentary candidate for Cardiff South and Penarth, made the comments in response to a protester who was questioning statements by his fellow party members.

In particular, he was responding to quote by a UKIP member who claimed that "some homosexuals prefer sex with animals."

Rees-Evans said his colleague was right. He said: “Actually, I’ve witnessed that. I’ve got a horse and it was there in the field.

"And a donkey came up… which was male, and I’m afraid tried to rape my horse.”

Rees-Evans said he then had to hit the donkey to protect his horse. His remarks were captured on video at a protest outside a campaign office

He told the Independent: “For me, any kind of non-conventional relationship that people have, I would say I don’t really understand the attraction, but we are a libertarian party."

Earlier this month party chairman Steve Crowther recommended UKIP stay off Facebook or Twitter, in case they say something silly.

Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Siraj Datoo at siraj.datoo@buzzfeed.com.

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