There is another basic reason that goes against the consumption of pork. The animal excretes a major portion of what it eats undigested. It means the body also absorbs toxicity which is the outcome of a defective digestive system. Reminds one of the old Hakeems who always blamed indigesdtion and bad 'HAZMA' for all diseases. The latest research on Cholestorol also confirms the fact that consumption of Asli Ghee and butter may not be so bad after all. The maibn reason for clogging of arteries is inflammation due to too much consumption low fat food and too much consumption of processed food items. The mating of animals has nothing to do with their being good or bad. They are not humans.
Explicit prohibitions in the Quran are true ND MUST BE FOLLOWED IN LETTER AND SPIRIT.
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