Sunday, 30 July 2006

Don't Eat Pigs 'cause they're made from Ham #2

Vegetarian website have a great Top 10 list online, giving good reasons why should keep pork off your fork...

GoVeg says pig products (ham, sausage and bacon strips) are loaded with artery-clogging cholesterol and saturated fat... they'll go straight to your hips and turn you porky.

Pigs are actually very smart animals... much smarter than dogs, and have excellent memories. After hearing that pigs have the mental capacities of a 3-year-old human, actor Cameron Diaz said "[Eating bacon is] like eating my niece!".

Many pigs are also raised in cruel factory farms, in very crowded conditions, poor ventilation, and filth. To keep the sick and diseased pigs alive (and to promote faster growth), pigs are often fed antibiotics normally used to treat human illnesses. This has contributed to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains known as "superbacteria".
And stop using that cliche "Sweating like a Pig". Pigs don't actually sweat, which is why they bathe in water or mud to cool off. Pigs are normally very clean animals, and when outside the cramped environments of factory farms are careful not to soil the areas where they sleep or eat.

However, GoVeg do get it wrong with their #10 reason for not eating pig flesh... They advise "feasting on faux pork products instead". Now I've seen bacon-flavoured-chicken-slices in the supermarket, which always seemed silly to me... If you don't like the taste of bacon, why would you buy chicken that's been doctored to taste like it?!

Check out the full list at...
* Top 10 Reasons Not To Eat Pigs

See also...
* Dave Gee: Life from Right Field (post from October 6 2005) - Don't Eat Pigs 'cause they're made from Ham... Eat that Nasty Butcher Man!

* Toonhound: Oink! Magazine (the comic run by pigs ;-)

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