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Sheep: Your Dining Companion
by KindMeal.my, 21 February 2015
When you are in the restaurant business you will do just about anything to get the customers through the door. In some countries, particularly in Asia, this has meant adding live animals to the dining room. Three years ago, the Thanks to Nature Cafe in Seoul, South Korea, added a couple of sheep to the dining experience. With the year of the sheep starting on February 19th, business has been going through the roof lately.

The cafe's two sheep-in-residence have been attracting animal lovers and tourists from around the world, and now that the lunar calendar is bringing us the year of the sheep, these two bundles of fluff are really popular. People are likely to want to spend time with the animals during the year, so the cafe is sitting pretty right now.

Owner Lee Kwang-ho is a bit mystified by the range of clientele flocking to his cafe. Certainly he expected locals, and perhaps people from around the country, but he just isn't quite sure how the word about his place went global.

In South Korea the sheep represents kindness, humility, and respect for parents. It is a tradition in this year to visit sheep farms, but now many people are just planning to go to this restaurant. These two sheep are probably a lot cleaner and less smelly than those found on farms. There is no word on how well-behaved the sheep are, but they must be polite, because they're still be on the job. Meanwhile, public health officials in the U.S. are probably breathing into paper bags to keep from hyper-ventilating over this.

Do you share Mr. Lee's view that sheep should be dining companions rather than dinner? So do we! You may not find any ovine staff wandering around the establishments of our KindMeal.my partners, but we guarantee you won't find any on your plate at http://KindMeal.my

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