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Heartwarming moment: Jeremy Clarkson breaks down in tears when he and his partner are forced to send their beloved ‘pet’ cow Pepper to the slaughterhouse.

By Matt Strudwick

01:22 May 3, 2024, updated 01:54 May 3, 2024

This is the touching moment Jeremy Clarkson breaks down in tears when he is forced to send his beloved ‘pet’ cow Pepper to the slaughterhouse.

Jeremy puts his arm around his girlfriend Lisa Hogan’s shoulders as the visibly emotional couple fight back tears as they watch a truck carrying thirteen of their cows drive away down a rural road.

He rests his head against Lisa’s and then turns to look at her with a distressed expression on his face. Fighting back tears, the couple walk hand in hand back to their home at Diddly Squat Farm for a cup of tea.

The heartbreaking scenes from the third series of Clarkson’s Farm, now streaming on Amazon Prime, capture a softer side of the 64-year-old former Top Gear and Grand Tour presenter.

In the first episode of the new series, he reveals that he can no longer afford to keep all his cows after West Oxfordshire District Council told him he has to close his newly opened restaurant.

Jeremy Clarkson cries when he and his wife are forced to send their beloved ‘pet’ cow Pepper to the slaughterhouse.
He reveals in the first episode of the new series that he can no longer afford to keep all his cows after West Oxfordshire District Council told him he has to close his newly opened restaurant.

Jeremy says the local authority has “gone completely mad” when an enforcement notice details a long list of items that are not permitted, including: flower pots, gravel, stone and wood chips, and parking.

As he watches the cows being loaded into the truck, Jeremy turns to his real estate agent and advisor for a heart-to-heart.

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‘Today I feel quite sad because for the last year I have been opening the windows, opening the curtains in the morning and there are the cows. And I love that,” says Jeremy.

‘Making cow noises. Seeing them makes my heart happy every morning.”

His concern then turns to the calves and he asks them lovingly if they will be able to sleep tonight.

But Kaleb Cooper, 25, tells Jeremy that he’s the one who won’t sleep because “they’ll be calling all night.”

Clearly anxious about Pepper’s future, Charlie gives Jeremy a warning when he asks what will happen to her.

“I wouldn’t ask too many questions about Pepper,” Charlie says. “Don’t ask questions you don’t want to know the answers to.”

There’s an awkward moment of silence as Jeremy stares and blinks before turning around and letting out a big audible sigh and muttering, “Oh, God.”

As he watches the cows being loaded into the truck, Jeremy turns to his real estate agent and advisor, Charlie Ireland, to ask sincerely what will happen to Pepper.
There’s an awkward moment of silence as Jeremy stares and blinks before turning around and letting out a big audible sigh and muttering, “Oh, Christ.”
Pepper is one of thirteen cows loaded onto the truck in heartbreaking scenes from the first episode of Clarkson’s Farm 3

Jeremy instantly fell in love with Pepper during Clarkson’s Farm 2, when five-year-old Rosie, the daughter of his previous owner, asks him to take care of her.

He said, ‘This is my pet. Five-year-old Rosie from the farm where we bought her said this cow was her favorite.

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‘She asked, “Would you look after Pepper for me?” So I said I would do it.

Later in the series, it is suggested that she be sent out for meat when a vet discovered that Pepper was not pregnant, but Jeremy snapped: “I’m not going to eat Pepper, and that’s it.”

Throughout the series, viewers will also see Jeremy and his girlfriend Lisa Hogan cry when a large number of their beloved pigs tragically pass away.

It’s not all doom and gloom for the farm owner, however, as he visibly perks up when a new cohort of farm animals arrive and realizes how much money they will bring to the farm.

Jeremy said: ‘The next day, irony of ironies, we had a visit from the butcher.

‘My God! The only words I can think of are “farmer logic,” because all farmers love animals and then kill them and sell them.

The butcher replied ironically: “This way you can love them twice.”

It also appears the local council is still on Jeremy’s case over his various business ventures as they set out to close his farm shop and car park.

Clarkson’s Farm has returned for a third series on Amazon Prime with all episodes available to stream now
Throughout the series, viewers will also see Jeremy and his girlfriend Lisa Hogan cry when a large number of their beloved pigs tragically pass away.
It also appears the local council is still on Jeremy’s case over his various business ventures as they set out to close his farm shop and car park.

The farm fights to save the local shop, which has become a hit with tourists, while Cheerful Charlie fights against the council’s endless bureaucracy.

Jeremy and Charlie familiarize themselves with the latest enforcement notice and try to come up with a plan to prevent the store and burger van from suffering the same fate as the restaurant.

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The second series of the Amazon Prime farming show focused on Jeremy and the gang’s ambitions to open a restaurant on the farm grounds.

Despite rejection from the council, they eventually managed to open the farm restaurant, after jumping through some obstacles to make it happen.

At the farm store, Charlie is tasked with making sure Lisa follows the council’s instructions exactly to the letter, much to her annoyance.

Speaking about the new rules, Lisa said: “Charlie had to have a serious conversation with me and tell me that I could end up with a criminal record if I didn’t comply, it’s the council regulations that I respect, especially after Charlie explained it to him.” in her clear and concise way.

Meanwhile, Jeremy receives feedback about the future of his farm shop as he attends a meeting with the local council to fight for it to stay open.

The newcomers to the farm do not arrive quietly, as Jeremy decides that his uncultivated land will become home to goats and pigs.

The pigs settle into their new home in the woods and the series follows the farrowing season, which ends in utter heartbreak for Jeremy and Lisa.

The farm fights to save the local shop, which has become a hit with tourists, while Cheerful Charlie fights against the council’s endless bureaucracy.
Diddly Squat Farm becomes home to a herd of rare breed pigs, as Jeremy turns around his latest harebrained scheme to make money for the farm.

Explaining his reasoning for buying pigs, Jeremy said: “I put pigs in the woods – woods don’t normally have cash, no money comes out of them, so I just did little things like that to see if I could make more than him.” . he did. ‘

Jeremy and Lisa are incredibly hands-on with births and are even forced to intervene when they don’t go smoothly.

Most births occurred at night, in the bitter cold, but they had to be available in case the mothers had any problems.

Jeremy said: ‘The sows were giving birth but it was always in the middle of the night and very cold.

“When you have a sow that is in trouble, you have to help her, and the fact is that Lisa’s hands are smaller than mine so she was the first to say, ‘It has to be me, it would be ridiculous to put her.’ and old boxing gloves to the bristle’.

‘She literally came up to my shoulders. She later said that at least it was warm there.

Sadly, not all of the piglets survived, and a recent trailer for the series showed the moment a lifeless-looking piglet was pulled out.

The central story of the series is Jeremy’s competition with Kaleb, who was recently promoted to farm manager.