Swiss Urbanites Can Adopt A Cow

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In Switzerland, people who live in the city can reserve a cow, through a website for about $350 a season. They can visit their bovine buddy as much as they would like. Which, pleasantly enough, involves a trip to a lovely alpine farm.

RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

A dog in a purse is one way for city dwellers to stay in touch with the animal world. In Switzerland there's another - adopting a cow. Urbanites can reserve a cow through a website and for about $350 a season can visit their cow as much as they like. Which, pleasantly enough, involves a trip to a lovely Alpine farm. Though one farmer does insist the city slickers actually round up the herd and help make the cheese.

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