» Because the Torah allows eating only animals that both chew their cud and have cloven hooves, pork is prohibited. So are shellfish, lobsters, oysters, shrimp and clams, because the Old Testament says to eat only fish with fins and scales.
Pig meat, to Cherlow, is unclean because the pig’s digestive system does a very poor job—almost no job—of killing or removing bacteria, parasites, poisons, diseases or whatever from what it eats, and then these things— because the digestive system is not stopping any of it —eventually find their way into the pig’s flesh.
Why is pork considered more unkosher than other meat products?
Pigs, along with other unclean animals, can also transmit trichinosis to humans. This is caused by a small roundworm that finds its way into animal and human muscle. Bear meat, walrus and pig have all been a major player in transmitting infections to humans . Why are pigs considered unclean in Islam?
Why you should consider not eating pork?
Paramyxoviridae are single-strand viruses linked to measles, mumps, and respiratory tract infections., and nipah virus. The Nipah virus is a single strand virus that is part of the Paramyxoviridae family. Hepatitis E is an infection that causes inflammation in the liver. A couple extra ideas to take a look at are: taenia solium tapeworm, or swine flu.
These are basically religious prohibitions. Muslims also do not eat the meat of prey animals –– lion, tiger, leopard, and vipers or domesticated species: cats, dogs, or rats, which are considered by Islamic laws as impure animals.
This of course begs the inquiry “Does the Bible prohibit pork?”
Yes, in the Old Testament God commanded the Israelites not to eat pork, for it was considered unclean (Leviticus 11:1–8; Deuteronomy 14:5–8). Besides, the pig or eating it is associated in Scripture with: anything despicable – Proverbs 11:22. Idolatry and sin – Isaiah 65:4; 66:3.