This beautiful Swedish lady sings an ancient Viking song. Now watch how the cows respond.
It is often argued that everything our ancestors did and said gets stored into our brains. Their experience and knowledge gets passed down from generation to generation. This may explain why we know or react to certain things without having any prior knowledge.
Kulning is an ancient herding call used in the Scandinavian region. The call is a high pitch tone that can reach long distances. The herding call sounds more like a haunting and sad melody meant to echo through mountains and alleys.
It was getting late and foggy on a magical night last month when Swedish artist Jonna Jinton wanted to try kulning. She wanted to find out if the animals would answer to the call their own ancestors heard when the women called them. Kulning might just be one of the most beautiful and enchanting sounds ever made.
Never in my life have I so badly wanted to be able to download the audio from a video.
HELLO SMALL COW ARE YOU LOST
yes that does indeed say happycow. so. there have been A TON of studies on cows and grooming. the general summary: cows really like to be clean; they’re MUCH happier that way. if you don’t provide them a brush or something like that, they’ll use walls or fences to scratch against, possibly hurting themselves in the process.
but more to the point grooming is a way they calm themselves down, too. similar studies have found that it’s the first thing they do after being freed when they’ve been restrained.
which leads to brushes like the one above, or ones like this (one of my favourite cow photos ever):
cows: anxious and fussy but much happier when able to do self-care. SOUNDS FAMILIAR TO ME
THE POOR BABY GOT BRUSHED AWAY BY IT AT THE BEGINNING I LOVE COWS