This was one experiment that went surprisingly well.
In 2014, musicians from the Cleveland Orchestra visited the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary with a special mission in mind: to test whether or not rescued farm animals would appreciate the sweet sounds of professionally played instruments - a violin, guitar and oboe.
Would the cows actually love the music? Hate it? Ignore it?
As soon as a violinist started playing, one of the sanctuary's shyer cows, Maybelle, began to walk toward the woman.