Music to influence the morale of the pigs

Music to influence pig morale

MISE À DAY

Scientists are conducting a study on the music that could potentially influence the morale of pigs in a pigsty in Belgium. 

“There is definitely a sound that influences animal behavior, study coordinator Sander Palmans told CTV News. It's a serious possibility that music could have the same effect.”

A pig farmer, Piet Paesmans, has alerted scientists after seeing his ten-year-old son sing at the barn.

“I immediately saw the pigs' ears prick up,” the breeder said. I thought it was a great opportunity to seize.”

The principal concerned says that his animals do not like rock music. Jolly Dance songs are popular with pigs, he says.

If music could influence the behavior of animals, it would be possible to place them in optimal conditions to reduce their stress. This would have the effect of improving the quality of the meat.

Scientists were able to launch the study, after raising an amount of nearly $100,000.