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October 16, 2020 - CNN

Cows prefer to co-moo-nicate in person, research suggests

Cows prefer to co-moo-nicate in person, research suggests
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Cows don't make video calls but if they did, chances are they'd hate them just as much as most of us do.

The farm animals prefer face-to-face chat, new research from Austria suggests. Cows are more relaxed after being spoken to directly by a live human rather than when listening to a recorded voice via a loudspeaker, researchers found.

"Our study suggests that live talking is more relaxing for our animals than a recording of a human voice," said Annika Lange, a doctoral student at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna and author of the study, in a press statement.

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