A pig on a farm at a village in Changtu county, Liaoning province, China on January 17, 2019. Photo: Reuters

‘What makes an animal alive?’: scientists revive brain function in dead pigs in breakthrough study

  • Discarded brains from pigs slaughtered for food were rehydrated hours later with artificial blood
  • Experts say research raises deeper philosophical and ethical questions, creates grey area where animals were ‘not alive, but not completely dead’
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A pig on a farm at a village in Changtu county, Liaoning province, China on January 17, 2019. Photo: Reuters
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