What if sheep had gone extinct in 2001?

Well, my main hobby, and dream of supporting myself as a designer of hand-knitting patterns, would be severely compromised, for a start. We’d lose a sturdy, renewable, bio-degradable, hygroscopic, fire-proof, naturally insulating fibre that can be used for clothing, soft furnishings and home insulation; and lanolin, a waxy substance with waterproofing, emollient, lubricant, and antiseptic qualities.

Sheep farmers would have gone bankrupt, which could have serious economic implications for some countries – New Zealand, for example. Lamb and mutton, two of my favourite meats, would be off the menu permanently.

I haz a sad now.

Originally posted on Quora

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