On Sunday netizens were stumped after a news report, claimed that a San Diego-based PETA activist had claimed that she has successfully impregnated herself with the semen of a gorilla with the hope of saving the endangered species. The news outlet Sirf News published a report on Sunday saying 23-year-old Molly Heather, a former biologist at the San Diego Zoo and also a PETA activist, took hundreds of specimens of semen of the animal while at work and tried to impregnate herself unsuccessfully for many years.
The report published by Sirf News further said that PETA activist Heather claims she was unsuccessful until she realized she could use in-vitro fertilization (IVF), the process of combining Gorilla semen with Gorilla eggs to create an embryo, and successfully impregnate herself. “For many years, I tried rubbing gorilla sperm on my vagina with no success, until I realized I could be a surrogate mother to the animal, using gorilla semen and eggs through in vitro fertilization,” the report quoted Molly as saying to the reporters.
However, the bizarre news report put out by Sirf News and several social media users that the 23-year-old PETA activist had impregnated herself with the Gorilla’s sperm to conserve the species is not true. Fact Check shows that it was reported by a website called 'World News Daily Report,' which clearly says 'Where Facts Don't Matter. 'The website also states, ' All characters appearing in the articles in this website. – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any person, living, dead or, undead is purely a miracle.
Peta activist claims impregnation with gorilla semen https://t.co/O7e8yaV0OO— Sirf News (@SirfNewsIndia) June 6, 2021