A candidate running for a parliamentary seat as a member of the right wing U.K. Independence Party, or UKIP, is making headlines this week after a video surfaced showing the politician saying that he saved his horse from being raped by a "gay donkey," the Independent reports.

John Rees-Evans, who is running for Cardiff South and Penarth in a May general election, recently told his strange story to anti-UKIP protesters after he was asked to speak about Dr. Julia Gasper -- a UKIP member who said that some gay men "prefer sex with animals."

"Actually, I've witnessed that," Rees-Evans said. "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."

He said the horse bit the "homosexual donkey" in defense and that he defended his animal and hit the horse to protect it.

"I don't think that's what she meant but it's a coincidence," Rees-Evans added.

The politician's remarks come after Steve Crowther, the UKIP chairman, urged the party's members not to join social media websites like Facebook and Twitter to avoid gaffes.

"Comments like these from Ukip councillors are exactly why we held our demonstration," Harriet Protheroe-Davis, who organized the demonstration, told The Morning Star.

You can watch Rees-Evans' comments below:

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