Re: FWD (SK) Pork taboo

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Jul 10 2000 - 13:08:09 MDT

Everitt Mickey wrote:
> Regarding the taboo against eating pork:
> The story I heard is that people and pigs are soooooooo much'd
> almost be canabilism....
> No.....seriously....
> People and Pigs ARE very much the extent that they
> have many of the same diseases. In other can get sick eating
> the meat of a diseased pig....youre not near as likely to get sick eating
> the meat of a diseased cow, horse, wildebeste, ostritch....<whatever>...
> Or so I heard...perhaps it's a myth..

Cloven hoofed animals are more prone to hoof and mouth disease, and other worm
based diseases, than fully hoofed animals. Its why many states ban the use of
commercial butchering facilities to butcher wild harvested deer. This is why raw
beef is not such a bad thing, but raw pork is a major health no-no.

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