Svankmajer is still enchanted by the sight of stop-motion meat skittering around and homesteading in empty cow
skulls and Venus statues.
Two teams seeking to fuse human DNA with empty cow
eggs to study diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's are expected to be granted licenses in November by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).
Better health of the sucklers means that empty cow
rates are down to 5pc, with 84pc of cows and heifers calving over a four-week spread.