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Re: Why is pork Forbidden?
By:Jawaid Ahmed
Date: Thursday, 15 October 2009, 2:07 pm
In Response To: Why is pork Forbidden? (Faizel Chotia / Shabbir)

Dr Saab,
I noted your comments on pork and would like to add that a cardiac surgeon (Christian) advised someone I know not to eat pork because its meat contains the most saturated fats of any animal. Since saturated fat is a major cause of heart disease, clogged arteries, strokes, obesity etc then maybe this is the wisdom behind prohibiting pork consumption.
Regarding lewd behaviour, many animals we eat are not monogamous so why is the pig singled out for this? I think its reputation has been exaggerated. Does behaviour in animals affect our mentality?
Pigs also prefer clean environments but because their skins are similar to ours, they require a “sun screen” of mud, hence the need to wallow in dirt, but this does not make them a dirty animal.
Infection from worms in pigs which affect humans can be dangerous but modern husbandry has nearly eliminated this, and is no more harmful than salmonella in eggs or chicken meat, both can cause deaths if the meat is not cooked properly.

Salam

Messages In This Thread

Why is pork Forbidden?
Faizel Chotia / Shabbir -- Tuesday, 13 October 2009, 2:37 pm
Re: Why is pork Forbidden?
Jawaid Ahmed -- Thursday, 15 October 2009, 2:07 pm
Re: Why is pork Forbidden?
Dr. Shabbir -- Thursday, 15 October 2009, 3:21 pm
Re: Why is pork Forbidden? Why irradiation?
anwer -- Thursday, 15 October 2009, 5:08 pm