Owls from Asia will be flown in as VIPs to the Annie the Owl pop-up bar in London’s Soho. For £20 each, owl enthusiasts will bask in the wise animals’ feathery honour, with proceeds being donated to the Barn Owl Centre, which protects owls in the UK.
As 43,000 peeps have indicated their interest in attending, and the bar is only opened from March 19 to 25, tickets will be issued via ballot.
Each attendee also gets two cocktails for their £20 – and that’s all they’ll be allowed to drink, with organisers keen to avoid any alcohol-induced ‘accidents’.
As for concerns the event is cruel to the owls, Annie the Owl released this statement to Time Out:
The organisers of Annie the Owl would like to assure that during the operating hours of the sit-down event, all possible measures are being taken to safeguard the welfare of owls. The organisers have also made sure the noise and background music will be kept to minimal and an owl will only have around 10-12 members of public around him/her at a given time.
Via Bored Panda