Are you having trouble coping these days? Yes, it's a tough world we're living in, but now you can stay calm and hug a cow. This is a new animal wellness trend emerging from the Netherlands, and it may be just what the doctor ordered.
Cow hugging, known as "koe knuffelen" in Dutch, is based around the healing properties of being close to animals....cows, in particular. Here's what you do: you rest on and hug cows for several hours, taking advantage of the animals’ warm body temperature, slower heartbeat, and large size. Now farms from Switzerland to the United States are starting to pick up on the trend. One farm owner in the Netherlands...where it started. said she has been welcoming visitors for cow hugging for about 14 years. So, are you ready to put your arms around the body of a bovine?