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Officials warn against 'cow kissing' challenge

By T.K. Randall
May 17, 2019 · Comment icon 42 comments

Seriously, don't try this at home... Image Credit: YouTube / castl.rocks
Authorities in Austria have warned social media users not to participate in this bizarre new fundraising craze.
As if dunking a bucket full of freezing water over your head wasn't strange enough, a Swiss app called 'Castl' has recently launched an even weirder fundraising stunt - the Cow Kiss Challenge.

Participants in Switzerland and other German-speaking countries have been tasked with snogging cattle "with or without tongues" to help raise money for charity.
Authorities however have branded the phenomenon a "dangerous nuisance" due to the potential for cows to become aggressive when approached, especially during calving season.

"Pastures and meadows are not petting zoos - actions like these could have serious consequences," said Austrian Agriculture Minister Elisabeth Koestinger.

Suffice to say, this is one social media craze you definitely don't want to be taking part in.



Source: NDTV.com | Comments (42)




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Comment icon #33 Posted by AllPossible 5 years ago
Dammit to hell..!!! There goes my weekend !
Comment icon #34 Posted by RabidMongoose 5 years ago
Some people mix it with gasoline and inject.
Comment icon #35 Posted by Impedancer 5 years ago
Yeah those scottish Highland cows looks pretty cuddly :-p 
Comment icon #36 Posted by Impedancer 5 years ago
I have snogged some real cows in my days. :-P 
Comment icon #37 Posted by tmcom 5 years ago
Yes, l would like to walk up to one of these people and shake their hand then ask them, is stupid your hobby or is it full time? I would find some mad cows and do a marathon with cash bonus, should reduce the human gene pool.
Comment icon #38 Posted by cathya 5 years ago
We need to "get a life" is all we can think of to do is make up challenges like this one.
Comment icon #39 Posted by LucidElement 5 years ago
I think that is awesome, Just to do something like that for charity is amazing in itself. Because I know most people here wouldnt even get near a cow let alone kiss it LOL. Congrats to those people.
Comment icon #40 Posted by Unfortunately 5 years ago
Why not do something actually worthwhile for charity? Something that actually has a defined purpose aside from annoying animals. This whole cow kissing thing is just pointing out the exceptionally idiotic people from the norm and really shows how far society has fallen in some areas.  I mean seriously, it's just people wanting any kind of attention even if it labels them as not being particularly intelligent. Pitiful really. 
Comment icon #41 Posted by LucidElement 5 years ago
i agree. Society has fallen in some areas.
Comment icon #42 Posted by tmcom 5 years ago
Yes, we should leave the charity drives, to Footballers or Flat Earthers, they are the professionals.


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