Former Beatle Paul McCartney is a big Salt Lake fan, this week.

The well-known animal rights activist has released PETA's list of the "Top 10 Most Vegan-Friendly Cities" in America.

The legendary musician unveiled the list -- on behalf of "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals" in Austin, Texas...where he presented officials with an award, for ranking number one on the list.

Not far down -- at number 7 -- Salt Lake is also listed.

PETA officials say the Utah capital made the list, due to our growing number of popular vegan restaurants.