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What is the reason some semitic peoples avoid pork?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: Religious

The proscription against pork comes from the issue of the trichinosis infestation common to pork.
This can infest the human who eats poorly cooked pork with a sickening and sometimes deadly illness. Because of this, a religious prohibition to eat pork has become institutionalized in certain religions of semitic origin include islam and judiasm.

In brief: Religious

The proscription against pork comes from the issue of the trichinosis infestation common to pork.
This can infest the human who eats poorly cooked pork with a sickening and sometimes deadly illness. Because of this, a religious prohibition to eat pork has become institutionalized in certain religions of semitic origin include islam and judiasm.
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