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The Little Black Sheep and Me: Paul McCartney’s Sheep


Fun fact: Paul McCartney owns sheep! He loves them so much, he can’t bear to send them to slaughter, and instead allows them to live full and wooly on his farm in Scotland.

In an interview with Radio 4’s Food Programme broadcast today (Sunday), the former Beatle and vegetarian activist said: “I live on a sheep farm and we shear the sheep, but they die of old age. But it can be embarrassing. People say, ‘Look at the state of your sheep!’ And I say, ‘Yes, they’re very old. There’s only one alternative – to send them off to the knacker’s yard’.

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Photo by Linda McCartney

Kate Edeker

Kate is currently in the Publishing & Writing MA program at Emerson College. While in undergraduate, she spent time working in the kitchen of a Mediterranean restaurant, where she fell deeply and permanently in love with the culinary world. And if you're making a grilled cheese sandwich, she encourages goat cheese with raspberry jam on the top.