Yelp users will descend on The Gun pub in Docklands to get up close and personal with miniature pigs.

Adopting education as its theme, the Pignic aims to show attendees the pros and cons of keeping pigs as pets as well as letting them hold and play with the animals.

Pig breeder Mark Cox said he hoped the event would help address the problem of pigs who are abandoned because they grow too large – 90% of those cast aside.

The event runs from Saturday, June 20 to Monday, June 22 but is invite-only with a waiting list of more than 8,000.

Yelp, which is looking to increase its presence in the UK, holds regular events for users concentrating especially on those within its elite group who regularly interact with the site.

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