Do I own a sheep if I adopt it?

No. For legal reasons you would not actually own the sheep. This is to protect you as you would not wish to be liable for any damage that your sheep caused would you? The Adopt a Sheep Project simply assigns a sheep to you and invites you to understand what happens to a Cumbrian fell sheep throughout it's life through the information posted on this web site. This will enable you to learn a lot about how sheep live and about hill farming in Cumbria. The Adopt a Sheep Project is an educational project aimed at informing individuals, families, and school classes about sheep and hill farming in Cumbria.