Cows in Great Britain are udderly delighted to be moo-ving and grooving to the latest pop hits.
According to a survey conducted by the RSPCA -- the British version of ASPCA -- 77% of farmers in eastern England either play music or sing to their livestock, and among the artists that cows and pigs seem to enjoy the most are Adele, Bon Jovi and Coldplay. Aerosmith is also popular, according to the survey.
As for why farmers bother entertaining their livestock in the first place, the survey states that recent research has shown that playing background music can have a positive effect on the animals, reducing stress, making them more playful and increasing their appetites.
One pig farmer was quoted as saying, "We have music on all the time, coming from the tractors or my truck. It’s really important to be relaxed and calm around farm animals because they respond to your mood and in turn become more chilled out, too. Music and also talking to our animals is a key part of that."
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