Feeling lonely in lockdown? Try hugging a sheep

Fancy a cuddle in lockdown?

A German farm is offering sheep to its visitors

to help banish blues and beat loneliness

Location: Hattingen, Germany

(SOUNDBITE) (German) EDUCATIONALIST FOR ANIMAL-MEETING PROGRAMME, LEXA VOSS, SAYING:"We somehow have to make sure that we go on. And I thought during the last lockdown that we have marvellous sheep here who like receiving visitors very much. And I know them well, how they react positively towards humans. That is very safe. And I allow people to visit the sheep unattended, after they have applied for it and with obeying all protective measures. They have a wonderful time with them in nature and far away from any masks and social distancing."