Today (20th August), an item was posted on thesun.co.uk titled ‘”I could no more eat lamb than I could eat a baby…” – says Paul O’Grady’.
PAUL O’GRADY reckons his love of animals could soon see him take to the streets – and be carted off by police.
The popular host has four dogs, 14 sheep, two pigs and eight piglets, hundreds of chickens, ducks and even two owls at his home in Kent.
And Paul reveals his passion for his furry and feathered friends could see him become an animal rights protester.
“I’ve got a feeling I’m going to end up in the nick,” he says.
“I hate animal cruelty — it’s just wrong and shows someone has no respect for life.
“We’ve got a responsibility to the animals we look after. I’m a member of Compassion In World Farming, which campaigns to improve conditions for farm animals.
“It’s disgusting the conditions in which these creatures are shipped from Ramsgate over to Europe. If I were to go and picket, I would probably get myself arrested.
“If you are just stood there you’re ignored — but if you get arrested it’s all power to the cause.” …
A famous animal lover, Paul was first choice to host a new ITV1 seven-part series Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs. Set in Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, the show follows the ups and downs of life at the re-homing centre.
And Paul was so smitten with the dogs he met that he was there off and on over a period of four months.
He says: “It was originally only meant to be a little show. I’d never been to Battersea Dogs Home before — but when I got there I thought to myself: ‘What am I going to achieve in six days?’ Which was the original time planned for filming.”
“It was one of the best jobs I’ve ever done …
Paul even adopted one of the centre’s dogs, a Jack Russell chihuahua-cross puppy called Eddie.
He says: “On the final day we were filming the re-homing of some puppies. A few weeks earlier someone had left a little chihuahua tied to the gates. She was pregnant and in a shocking state. She had five pups and all survived but one.
“They told me they all had homes, and then one of the homes fell through, so I said: ‘Oh, go on, I’ll have him.’ And that was that.”
Such is his devotion to animals now Paul has also gone off eating meat …’
Read the item in full, view images and add your comment online at www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/4495506/Paul-OGrady-talks-about-his-love-of-animals-and-hatred-of-cruelty.html