Thought I would share - Next time you are making pork chops or pork tenderloin THINK TWICE!!!
Scientific View of the Hog - By J.H. kellog M.D.
Many believe it matters not what people eat, thinking everything is sanctified by their prayers. We have reason to believe God made no mistake when He declared the swine to be unclean for food.
Gaze over in that sty, my pork eating friend...See the contented brute quietly reposing in the augmented filth of his own ordure! Look a little sharper and scrutinize his skin. Is it smooth and healthy? Not exactly... So obscured is it by tether and scurf and mange that you almost expect to see the rotten mass drop off as the grunting creature rubs against any projecting corner which may furnish him a convenient scratching place. Stir up the beast and make him show his gait. See how he rolls along, a mass of fat. If he were human, he would be expected to drop off any day of heart disease or some other course and so he will unless te butcher forestalls nature by a day or two.
But we have not half examined our hog yet. Climb over into the sty, and take a nearer view of the animal that is destined to delight your palate. Make him straighten out his forelegs... Do you see the open sore or issue a few inches above his foot on the inner side? And do you say it is a mere accidental abrasion? Find the same on the other leg,..It is nature. Grasp the leg high up and press downward; now you see its utility, as a mass of corruption pours out. That opening is the outlet of a sewer- yes a scrofulous sewer and hence the offensive matter which discharges from it.
Should you fill a syringe with sone colorful injecting fluid, you would be able to trace all through the body. So foul, as to require a regular system of drainage to convey away its teeming filth!
What a dainty morsel these same feet and legs make! What a delicious flavor they have as every picture asserts! Do you suppose the corruption with which they are saturated has any influence upon their taste and healthiness....
Look at the inside of this delicious beast! Just under the skin we find from 2 to 6 in' of fat covering a large portion of the body...What is this? "Lard" says one; "Animal oil" An excellent thing for consumption. "Lard, Animal oil", very truly; we will add as synonyms: Disease, Scrofula, torpid liver. Where did all that fat come from? It is not natural, for fat is deposited in large quantities only to keep the body warm in winter. This fat is much more than is necessary for that purpose. It is disease. So gross have been the habits of the animal that its liver, lungs, kidneys, and intestines have been unable to carry away the impurities and even the extensive system of sewerage already described has insufficient to purge so vile a body of the debries which abounds in every organ and saturates every tissue. Consequently, this flood of disease, which made the blood a black turbid current, was crowded out of the veins and arteries into the tissues, and is reaccumulated as fat. Lard, then is nothing more than extract of a diseased carcass. Observe the glands which lie along the neck. Instead of being of their ordinary size, and composed of the usual gland structure, we find them large masses of scrofulous tissue.
Examine the lungs of the hog no more than a few months old. You may find a large number of tubercules. If he is much more than a year old, you will probably find a portion of the lung consolidated. Yet, this filthy, diseased mass is cooked as a delicious morsel. If the animal had escaped the butcher's knife a few years, he would have died of tuberculosis consumation.
yet Cut into the animal liver. In 75 cases out of 100, you will find if filled with abcesses. In a yet larger percentage will be found the same diseased products which seem to infest every organ, tissue, and structure, yet these rotten, diseased scrofulous livers are eaten and relished by thousands.
Look again at the diseased liver. Upon closer inspection we discover numberless little sacs, or cysts. About the size of a hemp seed. As soon as they are taken into the stomach, the gastric juice dissolves the membranous sac, and liberates a minute animal. Furnished with a head and four suckers. Which attaches itself to the wall of the intestines, and begins to grow. In a short time it produces an addition to its body, which is attached like a joint behind. Soon a duplicate of this is produced, and then another and another. Until a body 4 or 5 rods in length is formed. This is a tapeworm. The embryonic worms consist of a pair of hooklets. So shaped that a twisting motion will cause them to penetrate the tissue after the fashion of a corkscrew. Countless numbers of these may be taken into the system since a single tapeworm has been found to contain more than a million eggs. By the boring motion referred to, the parasites penetrate into every part of the body. Piercing the walls of the blood vessels, they are swept along in the life system. They have been found in all the organs of the body, even the brain and the organs of vision, not escaping.
When developed in the eyes, they occasion blindness. When lodged in the lungs, or other organs, they interfere with their proper function. In the liver, a serious, and often fatal disease, known as Hyatids, is occasioned by the extraordinary development of the cysts, which are originally not larger than a pea. But by excessive growth assume enormous proportions. Assist your eye sight by a good microscope and you have only just caught a glimpse of the enormous filthiness of the loathesome pig. Take a thin slice of lean flesh, adjust the eye-piece and look. If you are fortunate, you will find hundreds of voracious little animals. Each coiled up in its little cell, waiting to emerge and begin its work of devastation. A gentleman in L.A. has made extensive researches upon this subject and asserts that trichinae may be found in one hog out of ten. A committee appointed by the Chicago Accademy of Medicine to investigate this subject reported that they found at the various packing houses in the city one hog in 50 infested with trichinae. The trichanae in enclosed in a little cyst or sac, which when taken into the stomach is dissolved by the gastric juices. The parasite, set at liberty, penetrates walls of the stomach and gradually works its way throughout the whole muscular system. It possesses the power of propagating its species with wonderful rapidity; So that a person once infested is almost certain to die a lingering death of excruciation agony. In Helstadt Prussia, 103 persons were infected and 20 of them died within a month. It is not known how many deaths are due to this cause, for many persons die of attributed to other than its true cause. Is it not proven that the hog is nothing better than an animated mass of physical defilement?
Yukkity yuk, I usually make Italian recipes with beef mince, now I know why, I did hear about the cystic nature of pork and that grossed me out. But feel assured, that someone out there aint gonna be at all keen on pork again.after reading your exceptionally well researched and well written hub.
Our indigenous people? eat heaps of the stuff, they boil it and drink the fat with cress and the like. They are obese to the point of Needing two doors opened as opposed to one, for the average European. Their legs rub together, they sweat like dare I say it Pigs.
2 cups of cream
1 clove of garlic
8 medium mushrooms
splash of red wine
Fantastic recipe, simply pour over pork chops
Thats my favorite recipe, hehe. :p
In fact thats where I am at in my picture to the left there <--- Haha
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