The cafe where you can pig out – literally

Following in the paw prints of cat cafes comes the tapping of tiny trotters.

A pop-up micro pig cafe will open in London in May where visitors can spend time with the pint-sized piglets.

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According to CNN, Pignic has been organised by the listings website Yelp in conjunction with animal welfare groups and charities and aims to educate guests on pig ownership.

Get some hands-on hog time. Photo: Petpiggies

The concept was the brainchild of Yelp’s Alex Shebar who was reportedly inspired by the plight of micro pigs, abandoned by uniformed owners when they grew too large.

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While such “teacup pigs” are tiny at birth, they grow to the size of a large dog.

“London has had this love affair with animal cafes recently – cat cafes and owl cafes – and at Yelp I’m trying to get people to further explore this city, so I thought this would be an interesting way to do it,” Shebar told CNN.

“Then I read about this trend of abandoning micro pigs, it really upset me. So I thought we could do something that combined this love of animal cafes with educating people about the needs of the pigs.”

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According to the Pignic’s website, the cafe will be open from May 21 – 25 and those who purchase tickets will be treated to an evening of food, a pig-themed cocktail, education, activities and “the most adorable litter of pigs you’ve ever seen”.

Part of the proceeds will go to charity and bacon is off the menu.

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