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Dangers of Pork

Updated on January 13, 2012

No Piggy For Me Thanks!

People ask me all the time, Why don't you eat Pork? ...Is it Religious reasons? ...Are you Vegetarian?

I use to eat Pork...till I started hearing and reading things I did not want to hear! So I did research for myself and I'll NEVER eat pork again!

Reason? - believe Pork to be an unhealthy choice!

Should we be eating Pork?

PIGS are SCAVENGERS and will eat ANY kind of food, INCLUDING dead insects, worms, rotting carcasses, excreta including their own, garbage, and other pigs.

There are many diseases carried from swine to man, particularly parasite infestations.

Influenza (flu) is one of the most famous illnesses which pigs share with humans. This illness is harbored in the lungs of pigs during the summer months and tends to affect pigs and humans in the cooler months. Sausage contains bits of pigs' lungs, so those who eat pork sausage tend to suffer more during epidemics of influenza.


Pork Sausage

When it comes to meats, sausage is probably one of the worst offenders. Sausage, especially pork sausage, is loaded with undesirable, unhealthy fat. Often, it is also heavily processed and seasoned with spices and chemicals. The European Food Safety Authority recently found that a red food colouring in cheap sausages could also cause cancer.

Bacon and Salami

Bacon is so tasty. However, what makes it so tasty is the high amounts of fat and salt it has. Bacon is one of the meats containing the highest fat content. It is also cured with chemicals and preservatives. Salami is just as bad as bacon, as it is cured with the same chemicals. You know it's fatty, because you can obviously see the white fat, marbled throughout the slices of pepperoni.

FACT: Pigs do not have sweat glands. Therefore toxins are not eliminated.

I also heard/read that Pigs are biologically similar to humans, and their meat is said to taste similar to human flesh....disturbingly gross!!! Ewwww!

FIRST TV INTERVIEW WITH GERMAN CANNIBAL 'Human Flesh Tastes Like Pork'

Pigs have been used for dissection in biology labs due to the similarity between their organs and human organs. People with insulin-dependent diabetes usually inject themselves with pig insulin.

Pork & Parasites

Pork is known for its living parasites.

We tend to think of parasites as something people pick up when they travel in some third world country, but parasites are far more common in the "civilized" world than people imagine.

Eating pork is often a direct route to becoming infected with parasites. Pork often carries parasites, some of which can survive even the high temperatures of grilling.

The parasite, known as cysticercosis, lives in pork tissue. Eating raw or inadequately cooked meat, especially pork. The larvae are released, reach maturity, and mate in the intestines, the females producing live larvae. The parasites are then carried from the gastrointestinal tract by the bloodstream to various muscles, where they become encysted.

Parasites are difficult to diagnose and even medical doctors miss them. However, if you have vague health problems that have not been resolved after much effort, one possible cause may be parasites. Some parasites attach themselves to the intestinal lining with suction or teeth. If they migrate out of the intestine into other parts of the body they can cause unexpected serious health problems.

Trichinosis Worm

Trichinosis, also called trichinellosis, or trichiniasis, is a parasitic disease caused by eating raw or undercooked pork and wild game infected with the larvae of a species of roundworm Trichinella spiralis, commonly called the trichina worm. The few cases in the United States are mostly the result of eating undercooked game, bear meat, or home reared pigs. It is most common in the developing world and where pigs are commonly fed raw garbage.

read the rest at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Swine Influenza (Flu)

The human swine flu outbreak continues to grow...

The outbreak of disease in people caused by a new influenza virus of swine origin continues to grow in the United States and internationally. Today, CDC reports additional confirmed human infections, hospitalizations and the nation's first fatality from this outbreak. The more recent illnesses and the reported death suggest that a pattern of more severe illness associated with this virus may be emerging in the U.S. Most people will not have immunity to this new virus and, as it continues to spread, more cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths are expected in the coming days and weeks.

read the rest at CDC Home, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Swine influenza (also swine flu) refers to influenza caused by any strain of the influenza virus endemic in pigs (swine). Strains endemic in swine are called swine influenza virus (SIV).

Swine flu is common in swine and rare in humans. People who work with swine, especially people with intense exposures, are at risk of catching swine influenza if the swine carry a strain able to infect humans. However, these strains rarely are able to pass from human to human. Rarely, SIV mutates into a form able to pass easily from human to human. The strain responsible for the 2009 swine flu outbreak in humans is believed to have undergone such a mutation.

read the rest at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fox News - Brain Worm

Raw Pork & Coke = Worms ?

Have you tried this test?

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    • Terrie 2 years ago

      I avoid pork, and maintain a healthy weight. I don't need parasites and cholesterol in my body.

    • Terrie 2 years ago

      I avoid pork, and maintain a healthy weight. I don't need parasites and cholesterol in my body.

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      i say don't eat any pork, chicken or rice if it is under cooked. there for it could make you very sick and can lead to death if you haven't been treated straight away

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      The religious part is untrue, if you read the Bible it will tell you God made ALL meat clean to eat, in the Old Testament it was a no-no in the New Testament it was OK to eat. Please research things before you post its very easy to look up on Google. Mark 7:14-23: âAgain Jesus called the crowd to him and said, âListen to me, everyone, and understand this. Nothing outside a man can make him unclean by going into him. Rather, it is what comes out of a man that makes him unclean.â

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      this is valid ive even asked my doctor (whose not vegetarian) and she told me almost the exact stuff above. Even in the bible it says don't eat pig or shellfish. Anyway you are what you eat so why not eat the best and be the best. Don't allow this rotten diseased meat effect your life.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      None of this information is valid. Do your research people. Our ancestors lived on pork for hundred of years - that was their main source of protein. They didn't have any of the issues stated above. This article is obviously the work of someone who supports PETA or HSUS, and wants everyone to be a vegetarian or vegan. Guess what, thatll never happen.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      None of this information is valid. Do your research people. Our ancestors lived on pork for hundred of years - that was their main source of protein. They didn't have any of the issues stated above. This article is obviously the work of someone who supports PETA or HSUS, and wants everyone to be a vegetarian or vegan. Guess what, thatll never happen.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      You lot out there need farmers to survive. Were does all your groceries come from. Sure as hell is not from the shelf is it. A simple question were does your food originate from ????? Support the local bloke ( the family farm ) as it only takes a few litres of fuel to get produce to market as for imported it takes tons of fuel to take it around the globe.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Most of this information is skewed and full of misinformation, red herrings, misleading, poorly referenced and more.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      man i read the whole page with anti porkishness..i still think it's a good source of protein and you shouldn't worry about the shit it has to give... i mean you can walk over a road and then get cancer.. should we really exclude roads in our lives? oh and if you don't get cancer you can actually get hit by a car. he´s prolly drunk or high.

      don't be afraid to live..

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      God said pork is an unclean animal...i would never eat pork a day in my life

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      " 'Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go to the gardens, following on in the center, who eat swine's flesh, detestable things, and mice, shall all come to an end together.' declares El Adonai." Isaiah 66:17............Oops, forgot the verse the first time. :P

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      " 'Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go to the gardens, following on in the center, who eat swine's flesh, detestable things, and mice, shall all come to an end together.' declares El Adonai."

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Then you better not eat veggies and fruit that have any kind of manure, dead bugs, or anykind of manure around the roots. Cause the plants will absorb it. You are what you eat, RIGHT? LMAO to pork haters!!!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      No haven't tried the test. Before I even knew I was a Christian and eventually knew I was Baptist. Honestly my grandma being half nativie american I am do to a lot of cross pollinating sort of speak I'm 1/6 native american. So grandma felt was absolutely important I knew the tribe her mother was in was against pork. She never forced me to aviod it but I do. She explained how the pig was to be respected. It was ment to to sort of be garbage disposal. I respect pigs I was never a fan of pork products and we wont even go into indcendent when I was forced by mother to eat slice of ham. I as discovered my own opion I relized it is horrible to eat pork for a thousand reasons yes some relgious. What really sealed the deal 8th grade spanish class every time I recount this I fight urge to throw up teacher showed us a film where a whole pig was on a spikit and was being roasted over open flames. The pig was only dead cause they skewered him he was alive during skerwing process. It's repulsive and because of that pig I avoid pork.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      serious problems to those people eating pork

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      hi guys wassup????

      goodnight

      i had enough of pork!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      blah blah...................pork roxx!!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I tried this test, and worms didn't come out... So maybe, porks that dirty or whatever you said maybe... have it. Just be careful~

      ....I don't believe it ( I TRIED IT)

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow. You're fucking retarded

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      here we go read this article pig lovers... http://modernmanna.org/categories/Health-Articles/...

    • GrillGuy 5 years ago

      This lens is funny!!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm not Jewish or Muslim, but I find pork to be disgusting. I know that if you cook it thoroughly that it is usually safe, but it's just gross! Besides, pigs are more intelligent than dogs.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I think I'll still eat pork. hazards and infection are a part of daily life. be informed, cook your food thoroughly. don't let horse manure like this article sway you. suddenly i want to try human meat! and ed, chicken has the most protein. i want the time i spent on this web site back.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow, I am now really scared!! This is probably on of the most unschientific article I have read in a while, probably written by a Jew or a Muslim. Pork is the best source of protein and fat taking into account cost/benefit!! It should be totally generalised in poor and underfed countries. Any person who does not eat pork is only for religious reason and is thus a total fanatic ignorant. Pig like any other agricultural produce should be grow under strict hygiene rules (animal and vegetal). FYI, in the last 3 years, most food related diseases and death were related to contaminated vegetables not meat (in both USA and Europe)!! So why not stop eating vegetables!?? All dried and canned foods have preservatives, not only bacon! Why is he complaining about fat? Billions on earth eat much less calories per day then what they should not all the earth population are USA over fed obese pretending to be on diet most of the time. Fat is an excellent source of energy. Swine flu is not transmitted by eating pork and what about bird flu?? Let's prohibit eating duck and chicken too. Cysticercosis is nothing else than Solitary Taenia, common in humans and actually pigs get it from eating human feces! Trichinosis is found in many uncooked meats, not only pork. And if the writer is pretending that eating pork is canibalism, well, he can go marry a swine, they will make a good couple!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      doodoo

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I think in stead of posting things first u think about what u are going to say

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      inksquid

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I went for a full body scan on Friday which revealed I had these larvae hence I googled this info. As much as it taste so delicious I think my journey with pork ends here.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I don't care!!! PORK PORK PORK MEAT MEAT MEAT!!! YUMMY!!! I am not fat or obese or anything, I am a healthy young woman who loves her PORK!!! In fact, I only lasted 6 mos in being a "vegetarian" because I had to have me some PORK!!! mmmmmm. I don't care much about religion and don't believe in "dieting". I stay fit and trim eating everything and anything I want. Ya'll are a bunch of losers. I just hate those people that judge and try to change you by giving information. The food dyes, I believe do cause cancer but that's why you read the INGREDIENTS...DUH!!!! I've never heard of anyone getting worms in their BRAIN from eating AMERICAN meat! That's why we have the FDA, idiots!!!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      This subject was written and published well over 2000 years ago & the info has been available ever since. People are just now "discovering this ?".

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I knew about these things for years. going on 6+ years of a pork free diet. Amen!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Stop eating fish and seafood too!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Id say ignorant would be a comment like farmers dont feed their pigs feces, the pig could an DO eat their own feces and anything else like maggots rats... sorry to tell you that a farmer could never prevent their pigs from eating these things unless they were watching them 24/7 which never happens. Pork is so discusting yeah it might taste good but people thing horse taste good too but would you eat that, i thing not. and you say were ignorant, please

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      but i think ill stop eating pork without trying this test!!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      no

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Haven't tried the test but I'll take your word for it ..

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Even when cooked there are some parasites that will not die. Also, Why would you want to eat something eats poop? That's disgusting; might as well dig in the toilet and eat your own poo!

    • miaponzo 6 years ago

      EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      u guys a moronic u cannot cook or do anything to get certain pig relatied parasites out of the meat wether u freeze it cook it marinade it theres no difference

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I always tend to feel dizzy and strange feeling after eating pork.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      No, I haven't tried this but my husband and I were watching an episode of parasites inside me, and has quit eating pork since then. Then the more we read up on it we were very glad we did. Absolutely disgusting.

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      However, you must know that in scripture it says pork is not

      food. So I submitt to you for this reason I do not eat pork,

      or any other animal the scriptures say not to eat. I have not been sick in 8 years. So you figure it out.

    • harbarenko lm 8 years ago

      I have not tried this test. But I do believe that it could be possible, with an invected piece of meat. I seen a YouTube video, which after 2hrs there was magot like worms he tweezed from the meat.

    Yes

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      • anonymous 3 years ago

        There is a good reason a lot of religions don't like people eatinig pork. As seen in this article and I also learned about this in Biology too. If your christian your not supposed to eat pork but so many do . If you are truly religious but not even that care about your health don't eat this , its just unhealthy. And saying our ancestors ate it , that's because they had to and now its become tradition but its not a health tradition. It effects are health and shorten are life in short if you eat it you will die.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        I was interesting to see what happens

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        I feel like half of the arguments on the "no" side of this argument are more concerned with the effect of a pork-free nation on the welfare of farmers. While we should all take the above information into account, It's highly unlikely that everybody will stop eating pork. For every one person realizing that Pork is a highly parasitic organism there are 20 children being born who will love bacon, ham, and all other pork products. I myself haven't eaten pork in 6 years (mainly because I don't like the way pigs look), but after doing a bit of research that confirms a majority of the information posted above I'm happy with my decision.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        there's so much animals on earth with good source of protein why then pork??ermm....

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        It is unclean in the bible too and I think that there is a VERY special reason for that like it is found in this ariticle. Pigs to me are just unclean and there are so many unhealthy things that come from eating pig.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I Hate Pork for these reasons and many more. Being a tri-sport always competing athlete, as i have witnessed, it makes people lazy because of its high amount of ldl and plain garbage. Honestly, looking at people who love it and eat it in high amounts, they are out of shape cardio and physically wise because the high amounts of salt just make them lethargic. You eat pork, you are pork in my opinion.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        eat pork and die!!!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        "FACT: Pigs do not have sweat glands. Therefore toxins are not eliminated."

        Well, half right

        FACT: Pigs do not have sweat glands.

        FICTION: Therefore toxins are not eliminated.

        Toxins are eliminated through the urine, after being filtered out by the liver or kidneys.

      • evalois lm 4 years ago

        nope

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        god forbide eating pork meet

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Ya im gonna stop eating pork now lol, Never knew about any of this

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        We sud feed all the PORK in the WORLD to S M Masood Sayed Jammadar SOB

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        freaky you thang

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        wakala

        IM NOT EATING ANYMORE PORK

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        pork....... ridiculous!!!

        i'm a veg e!!!!!!!

        it sucks

        WTF

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I HATE PORK !!!!!!!

        PORK SUXX TO THE CORE!!!!!!!!

        DON'T U THINK?????

        LOL........BYE

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Check out snopes.com on this test LOL

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        WOW I have never read such an ignorant people comments in my life, you people are so uneducated (PORK LOVERS) hahahahahaha is unbelievable. Do yourselves a favor get your bodies checked out "healthy people" LOL.........I am not religious at all but never had PORK nor will I ever. PORK LOVERS people who writes these articles are not to put you off what you love lol its for people who is seeking for information and if they are happy with the knowledge that they got. I could bet you Pork Lovers your immune system is so low always have problems and you think by going to the Dr solves everything "Oh you people are soooo healthy" you wanna be healthy eat lettuce hahahahahahahaha and by the way I am not in slight healthy I eat more than an average fat woman, I never exercise, I am 7 n half stones and I do not eat that garbage of pork meat and I can tell you now am more healthy than u ignorant people

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I want my baby back, baby back, baby back ribs. All of this is quiet frankly (sorry for the pun) hogwash (sorry again).

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        it doesn't matter if you eat raw or cooked pork it still causes illnessess and puts parasites in your body. even more nasty is that if you don't eat pork for whatever reason you have and you still eat other meats like beef chicken turkey and even fish you are stilling being effected with the same parasite as in the pig cause all the meat is prepared on the same table in the shop as the pork is. they don't have different tables or cutting tools for each kind of meat. and if you really think about it even in the stores the pork is right beside all other meats so there for it is still effecting the chicken or turkey or beef you think your eating clean and healthy food but your not. i don't say these thigns just to talk about how unclean pork is its a fact and proven just look it all up for your self. and also if you want to know why this occurs when eating pork it all starts with the laws of unclean food in leviticus 11:3-8 you should go and read but the one verse saying of the pig it is verse :7-8 and the pig, although it has a split hoof completley divided, yet it does not chew the cud; it is unclean to you. 8 their mean you shall not eat, and theircarcasses you shall not touch. they are unclean to you. and to uderstand the meaning of something being unclean to you turn to 2nd corinthians 6:17 i am not trying to preach to you who reads this but i am simply showing how the pig was not meant to be eating from the beginning. and if eaten sickness will occur to you. also for those who wont eat pig cause of the uncleaness of it please check your skin and hair and candy products you use and eat cuz they all have pork in them its scary and nasty really.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        pork is for poor people, it always has been. sure i eat it every once and a while, it taste good, but theres a hell of a lot better meats to eat than this nasty meat thats for sure.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Im a back woods girl from kentucky. I come from a town that celebrates the ham festival every year. We eat chicken all winter and pork all summer. Now the thought of pork turns my stomach. A couple months ago a pulled a worm out from between my teeth. Stool sample negative. i took large doses of mebanzole and huge quanities of herbal cleanses. my gut is as clean as a whistle. still occurring. i started drinkin diatom earth and am startin to see small masses of them coming out from in between my teeth in the mornings after brushing. they seem to be dissolving. i heard i have to drink this shit for 2 years to kill them all. smalltown doctors will not take you seriously. I know it is a porkworm. If it ever happens to you your whole outlook on everything is affected. No rack of ribs, loins, chops this summer. without pork in our lives we havent grilled once this summer, feelin lost. im thinking about BBQin up a sheep or something.

        PS: do the test see for yourself, they seem to be more active at night

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I already have decided to follow the kosher lifestyle staying well away from pork... these facts only make my resolve even stronger. Lol

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Wow, I am now really scared!! This is probably on of the most unschientific article I have read in a while, probably written by a Jew or a Muslim. Pork is the best source of protein and fat taking into account cost/benefit!! It should be totally generalised in poor and underfed countries. Any person who does not eat pork is only for religious reason and is thus a total fanatic ignorant. Pig like any other agricultural produce should be grow under strict hygiene rules (animal and vegetal). FYI, in the last 3 years, most food related diseases and death were related to contaminated vegetables not meat (in both USA and Europe)!! So why not stop eating vegetables!?? All dried and canned foods have preservatives, not only bacon! Why is he complaining about fat? Billions on earth eat much less calories per day then what they should not all the earth population are USA over fed obese pretending to be on diet most of the time. Fat is an excellent source of energy. Swine flu is not transmitted by eating pork and what about bird flu?? Let's prohibit eating duck and chicken too. Cysticercosis is nothing else than Solitary Taenia, common in humans and actually pigs get it from eating human feces! Trichinosis is found in many uncooked meats, not only pork. And if the writer is pretending that eating pork is canibalism, well, he can go marry a swine, they will make a good couple!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Hell yeah, pork ftw nabs. I'm healthier than you. Wanna bet? hit me up, I'll eat pork forevs because pork makes the best bbq. And all you religious hobos need to get a job. This ain't Christianmingle.com. Go spread your "infectious parasites" to someone else. Give money to good causes, not to suck the money out of hardworking people. Make an offering to a damn homeless man, not some preacher who wants a new car for his son.

        Religion sends planes into buildings.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Be caution with pork or anything that related with pig.....the parasit in the pig were NEVER DIE....if you eat any parts from this animal..that's mean your body have this parasite....Beware about this!!!..So, from my opinion,everybody must "STOP" from take this animal whether as a food, clothes , medicine and others ....because it give us so many bad affect..

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        The other's ....please open your heart...accept the truth...when in religion say "NO" to eat pork or anything that related with pig...it must have a strong reason....If you really don't care about your body,that's up to you....you can eat as much as you can and it's mean that you're useless person who dare to give very bad food to your body....remember this... believe in what your religion says...

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        No Pork, Pork is the food of fool people who does not need their brain. Lets worms eat their brains

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        just cooked some pork tendorloin untill it was black on the outside.... oooh man when we opened it up it was so tender and juciy.. and WELL COOKED...-usa , ct

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        just eaten pork, taste good. but after reading this, not sure if its exaggerated i feel sick. Hope this wont haunt me. Elijah -South Africa

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I know it since I'm 8 yrs old... That's why I never eat pork...

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Pork lover...just because you'er thin doesn't mean your arteries aren't clogged with tones of your delicious pork and other animal fat. And B, we haven't even began to see the results of eating all these hormone pumped meats our lovely American money hungry farmers raise. I don't think there's anything wrong with eating meat biblically speaking, but our meat now days is straight up nasty and tainted! And people wonder why the cancer rates are through the roof!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I grew up on the farm - our pigs didn't get junk to eat. They got the same good food the cows, horses, chickens and rabbits got. Now-a-days most pig farms feed their animals well. Pictures of pigs in China and other places are just that - they are not imported to Canada. Canada is much more in tune with health guidelines etc. Yes - I eat port and enjoy it. Am not afraid of bugs, worms etc. Just careful as to where the meat comes from. In Canada it's not a problem - just be careful and enjoy.

      • Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

        Looks terrible!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        OMG

        it is so nasty I do not know How they eat it !!!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Ewwww that is disgusting. I have seen many things about this and do believe it is true. Really would rather them stop selling pork. It's causing worms in your dang brain! Like really people? You would risk that just for some pork?? Unbelievable that people can be like that. It's a shame. I'm never eating pork again.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I did buy some pork, poured coke over and watched carefully after a few hours and saw NO WORMS! I still won't eat pork, not because of potential health problems but simply because YHWH says DON'T DO IT. He's the boss - I obey. Keeping it simple. Leviticus 11 says it all.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        yaaa, that is true ,,,,,,,because it is bad and the islam bans the pork

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Pork will kill you!

      • almawad 7 years ago

        I think that 's why wild pig's meat must be marinated for days to get rid of the worms ....

      Why Muslims don't eat Pork

      Both the Bible and the Qur'an prohibit the eating of pork. Muslims are aware of this prohibition and observe it strictly.

      Pork prohibited in Qur'an

      The Qur'an prohibits the consumption of pork in no less than 4 different places. It is prohibited in 2:173, 5:3, 6:145 and 16:115.

      "Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than Allah." [Al-Qur'an 5:3]

      The above verses of the Holy Qur'an are sufficient to satisfy a Muslim as to why pork is forbidden.


      Is Pork Forbidden to Muslims Only?

      The Jews and Christians are also forbidden from eating pork.

      Pork prohibited in the Bible

      In the Old Testament

      Leviticus 11:7-8

      7"And the pig, though it has a split hoof completely divided, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you.8You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses; they are unclean for you."


      Deuteronomy 14:7-8

      7"However, of those that chew the cud or that have a split hoof completely divided you may not eat the camel, the rabbit or the coney.That is, the hyrax or rock badger Although they chew the cud, they do not have a split hoof; they are ceremonially unclean for you.8The pig is also unclean; although it has a split hoof, it does not chew the cud. You are not to eat their meat or touch their carcasses."

      Then, in Isaiah 65:2-4, and 66:17, God issues a stern warning against those who eat pork.

      It is debated in The New Testament rather or not pork is still forbidden.

      Myself, I don't believe it is a "Sin" to eat pork! Just believe it to be an unhealthy choice.

      Joel Osteen teaches Christians about PORK!

      "All things are lawful for me," but not all things are profitable.

      1 Corinthians 10:23

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          Thistlesifter220 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Personally I don't eat anything listed as unclean in Scripture, which includes catfish, shrimp, etc.. (Leviticus 11; Deuteronomy 14). If it is sanctified by the Word of God as being okay to eat (Lev 11; Deut 14), then I will pray over it, and eat it (1 Timothy 4:5).

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          yea we read the bible, yea we heard of not eating pork, but didn't we also hear about a lot of things we shouldn't eat..ie catfish..etc. so why of all the unclean things listed do we find the pig to be the only one that matters...and these days almost all animal foods are fed a different diet from your usual slop that pigs would eat if they wonder free. do we have a problem with eating arsenic?

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Hi guise I em rvinder any one breaf me deeply about pork

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          check out all the cancer causing unfermented soy in everything, whatever you're eating right now, read the ingredients, soybean was never meant to be consumed

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          The MEETRIX video is a great tool to help ingorant meat eaters know

          why eating meat is bad, think of all the shit from the animals? Our earth was not disigned to get rid of feceses from all these animals being raised.

          It is not possible to continue farming this way and also keep the earth healthy

          Man is destroying the world.

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          Cecil Kenmill 5 years ago from Osaka, Japan

          Great lens! I love pork but I think I'll slow down.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          This is why we need food irradiation and we need it NOW.

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          Thistlesifter220 5 years ago

          @Tiggered: Nope. :-)

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          Tiggered 5 years ago

          I could find just as many reasons for not eating any other foodstuff :)

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          Tiggered 5 years ago

          I could find just as many reasons for not eating any other foodstuff :)

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          Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

          Thanks for sharing!

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          Thistlesifter220 5 years ago

          You can probably make anything taste half-way decent if you throw enough salt and spice on it.... I used to eat nasty filthy swine years ago until I learned of God's health laws, which were designed for our well-being. Scientific proof continues to back up the Bible, even if it is thousands of years late in doing so.

          Thanks for the profitable lens... I'll never eat the filthy stuff again....

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          2jesters 5 years ago

          Didn't you learn all this in biology class in high school. That's why you cook meat well done and not eat it raw. Cooking does kill worms and parasites.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          @2jesters: uh no you cannot cook the trichinae worm out of pork http://www.nidokidos.org/threads/25183-THE-VARIOUS...

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          jpratama 6 years ago

          Thank you for explaining this. Now it becomes clearer why some religious value prohibit eating pork.

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          danaseilhan 6 years ago

          and by the way, most insulin taken by diabetics now is HUMAN insulin, made through genetic engineering of bacteria. Granted, having human insulin is better than having pig insulin simply because we're not pigs--but you'd rather have insulin made by Frankengerms?

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          danaseilhan 6 years ago

          You know, I think grass is disgusting too, and would never eat it. It's completely unpalatable. I'd have to be starving. But cows eat grass, and I eat cows. That's the beautiful thing about eating animal, you can get nutrition from things you can't or shouldn't ever eat for yourself. For example, the only way I could ever eat poison ivy (not that I'd want to) would be by eating goat. Which I have also done.

          If there's anything unhealthy about pig fat it's that it's so high in polyunsaturated fatty acids, so it's best eaten as an extra, not as a main source of fat. But lard in particular is high in vitamin D, which is GOOD for you. As for the meat, probably the reason it tastes so close to human (I wouldn't know) is that both pigs and humans are omnivores.

          You know, you can get flu from chickens too. Do you eat chicken? I bet you do. Have you seen what a chicken eats when it's allowed to run around outside? Wow.

          Hey, whatever. More for me. And pity the poor weak Europeans who have been eating pork since time out of mind and now there are barely any left with no political power or national strength at all.

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          miaponzo 6 years ago

          Thanks! Great information! I don't eat pork either.. :)

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          Teri Villars 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

          Interesting lens! I would never eat raw pork. Turkey bacon tastes just as good to me & I tend to avoid it unless it is organic.

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          almawad 7 years ago

          You are absolutely right ! I remember with horror the days of "pig killing" in my grandma's village ...It is a great festival in South Hungary in winter ... but some people changed it into turkey raising after so many family members died early in heart disease ..

          Did you mention Japanese flu ? It attacks the brain and kills so many kids who die in a very painful way ...Some years ago there was an outbreak in India ... and it is also mainly spread by pigs ....

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          You are a very intellegent person

          I advice you to continue living this way

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          We wish to take issue with your comments related to Pork, both from a modern day perspective and Biblically.

          Specific to modern day Pork, from my perspective as a consumer, feeder, Pork farm contractor, processor and marketer of niche commodity Pork and specialty Natural Pork, domestically and internationally:

          Contrary to your comments it is illegal to feed garbage. Additionally American Pork Producers go to great hygiene lengths to insure that pork they produce for consumers is lean and healthy. As an added caveat the pork we produce is Certified Humanely Raised, never fed animal by-products, fed only a vegetarian diet, raised without the use of antibiotics, no pesticides, a 100% USA product, no nitrates, nor artificial ingredients and minimally processed.

          Our pork is also produced using a Processed Verified Program, wherein any pork item may be traced back from any retail counter to the farm of origin.

          As to your parasite comment – any undercooked, or unclean product may contain issues even produce.

          Sausage: We only use pure pork, not lungs etc that you mention

          Let me convey to you just some of the derived uses of swine:

          · Swine are a source of nearly 40 drugs and pharmaceuticals on the market.

          · Pig skin is used to treat massive burns in humans due to its similarity to human

          skin.

          · Swine research led to the development of the CAT scan, a technology for

          examining internal organs without surgery.

          · Life saving human heart values comes from Pigs.

          Now from a Biblical perspective, as a Christian:

          We take issue with the statement in quoting the Old Testament verse on eating Pork. Keeping it in context God speaks to Moses and Aaron to instruct the Israelite’s on dietary law, before the law was fulfilled through Jesus Christ.

          Here is a man of God, Noah, a Gentile, the only man that was righteous at the time and was not destroyed in the flood and God tells him he may eat any creature that moves, including swine.

          Genesis 9:1-3 – 1 Then God blessed Noah and his sons

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          Eli3000 8 years ago

          Kenny, Maybe you should have read the rest of what she got. I understand your view of training a potbellied pig, but how many of us train our food before we eat it?

          here goes a link to a site that really explained the disgust of the hog.

          http://www.giveshare.org/Health/porkeatdanger.html

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          I appreciate your opinoins, and you are welcome to have any you choose. I however, love the taste of pork, of any kind, bacon, ausage you name it. I am afraid that I did not reed your entire blurb here but that is because it quickly became clear to me that your "facts" were based on propiganda rather than research. For instance It has my experience raising pigs, that the are particularly clean animals.

          It is true that they are scavengers and will eat anything that they have available, that is true except that you include feces, pigs will actually select an area of the enclosure to use as a bathroom and tend to avoid that area unless of course they have to relieve themselves. An example of theis is the popularity of the viet-namese potbelly pig as pets. These pets have earned a reputation as a very intelligant animal and can be house broken as quickly or quicker that dogs. I will stop here but, quick suggestion, site the source of your "facts" so they can be varified.

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          Wendy Henderson 8 years ago from PA

          All I can say is that worm is really gross! LOL!