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Get set for the 'pignic'; London's first micro pig pop-up event

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Clear your diary for the one and only event that matters this summer.

We're talking the London Pignic, a pop-up picnic where you get to hang out with a load of miniature pigs and learn more about their welfare.

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"Expect a night of food, drinks, piggy education and, of course, a picnic with the most adorable littler of teacup pigs London has ever seen," say the folks over at Yelp, the urban city guide and brains behind the event.

"This will not just be a sit-down experience but a multi-room, piggy educational evening.

"Yelp will be working with both animal charities and animal welfare groups to educate about Micro Pigs and Micro Pig Ownership. We want to make it clear that a potential journey towards pet pig ownership must start with realistic size expectations. We will work to educate the public with The Pignic in the hope that fewer pigs will end up being abandoned."

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How do we get involved? We hear you cry.

Well, the pignic will take place at Haggerston hangout The Proud Archivist on the run-up to and over the second May bank holiday weekend.

The pop-up will run from May 21 and 22, 6-10pm and May 23 to 25, 2-6pm. 

Tickets are randomly allocated; you need to RSVP to show your interest here and then you'll find out whether you're one of the lucky lot to have bagged a place a week before the event. 

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The pint-sized oinkers attending the Pignic will come from Petpiggies, a specialist breeder of micro pigs based in Bedfordshire.

They are fully licensed and committed to protecting the welfare of these animals that they love.

"Micro pigs are very sociable and enjoy the company of people and other animals," they say on their website. "Being a herd animal, micro pigs should not be kept alone as they may suffer from depression. A single pet pig is fine when owners are on hand to spend regular time with their pet, however we strongly recommend keeping at least two micro pigs if circumstances do not allow this.

"By far the most important requirement for owning a micro pig is a responsible owner who remains fully committed to caring for their pet and its ongoing welfare."

The event will be a first for London, which has seen an eruption in animal-themed venues in recent years, including the crowd-funded Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium and a pop-up cocktail bar with real owls in attendance

Photos: Petpiggies

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