Do You Approve of Petting Farms?


Harry at Mocoloco writes "we have a soft spot for petting farms" while showing this one in Almere, the Netherlands, (more pix below fold). I was shocked; I have always found them to be disgusting places where children either torture poor defenseless animals or catch diseases from them. What do you think?

70F Architecture describes the project:

Most city parts of Almere, a city with almost 190,000 inhabitants, have a petting farm. In the 'den Uyl' park there used to be one, but it burned down in the early 80's, leaving only its concrete foundation. Early 2005 we were commissioned by the municipality of Almere to design a new petting farm on the exact location and the remaining foundation. The building was finally built using almost only sponsored money, and finished late 2008.

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