Exemplification Essay: Why People Should Not Eat Pigs

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Pigs are friends, not food. There are many reasons humans should not eat pigs. Pork is one of the few foods certain religions forbid people from eating. For example, Islam forbids people from eating pork because it does more harm than good to your body. Other religions, like Judaism, forbid eating pork because it is seen as an unclean animal. Other people just think pigs are not meant for human consumption, but have many other uses. In regards to health, pork products are high in cholesterol and can cause heart problems. When pigs are out and about they clean up garbage like vacuum cleaners. Pigs eat almost anything in front of them which can include bugs, scraps, carcasses, and more. If that doesn't gross you out, pigs don't sweat. It may not seem like a big deal when you first think about it, but remember why sweating is important. We sweat to get rid of toxins in the body. The …show more content…
The workers sound as if they enjoy abusing the animals. “One time I took my knife-it’s sharp enough- and I sliced off the end of a hog’s nose, just like a piece of bologna. The hog went crazy for a few seconds. Then it just sat their looking kind of stupid. So I took a handful of salt brine and ground it into his nose. Now that hog really went nuts, pushing its nose all over the place. I still had a bunch of salt left in my hand-I was wearing a rubber glove-and I stuck the salt right up the hog’s ass.”(Eisnitz, Gail) Does this worker sound like a sane person? He definitely doesn’t sound like someone to keep around animals. He goes on to talk about another incident with a different pig, “It hadn’t done anything wrong, wasn’t even running around. It was just alive. I took a three-foot chunk of pipe and I literally beat that hog to death. It was like I started hitting the hog and I couldn’t stop.” He claims this is his way of taking out his

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