Is Eating Pork Really Worth It Persuasive Speech: Anti-Pork Purpose: To persuade the audience to stop eating pig/pork products.
Introduction A. Attention Getter: Youtube Video; Cysticercosis. B. Establish Significance: According to a USDA report titled factors affecting U. S.
pork consumption by Christopher Davis and Biing-Hwan Linn, pork ranks first in per capita meat consumption in the world and third in the United States. Higher income consumers tend to consume less pork. Usda.Health and science editor Maggie wrote in worms infect more poor Americans than thought in dec 25th of 2007 C. Relate to the Audience: It is in no doubt that many of us consume or have consumed pork on a constant basis. It is only in our best interest to know more information about what we may be putting into our bodies.
D. Thesis Statement: If those of us who consume pork do not stop, we are putting ourselves at a serious risk of health diseases and infections, and for those of us who are religious we may be disobeying religious laws for the sake of a filthy animal.E. Preview Statement: While educating ourselves on the information presented we may reconsider keeping pork in our diets. We will first review the philosophical and religious laws against ingestion of the pig. Then we can exam the health risk and details of the symptoms attained from consuming pork. Finally we can observe alternatives and safety precautions for those unwilling to give it up.
(We will review pork on a philosophical or religious basis. ) Body I.What do some religions have to say about pork? A. According to a webpage titled world literature on stanford. edu, Ancient philosopher Confucius wrote the Book of Rites and stated that “A gentleman does not eat the flesh of pigs and dogs. ” B. Muslims prohibit the consumption of pork.
Various Surahs in the Quran cited from Quran. com outlaw swine. 1. The Quran 6:145 the flesh of swine (pork, etc. ) for that surely is impure, or impious (unlawful) meat 2.
The Quran 5:1“O ye who believe!Fulfill your undertakings. The beast of cattle is made lawful unto you (for food) except that which is announced unto you (herein), 3. The Quran 16:115 and 2:173 can be translated as follows He has only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and any (food) over which the name of other than Allah has been invoked. But if one is forced by necessity, without willful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,- then Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. C.Jews and Christians follow the bible which Prohibits consumption of pork. Verses quoted from open bible.
info indicate. 1. Leviticus 11:7-8 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he [is] unclean to you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they [are] unclean to you. 2. Deuteronomy 14:8 And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it [is] unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase. 3.
Isaiah 65:2-4 I spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, following their own devices; a people who provoke me to my face continually, sacrificing in gardens and making offerings on bricks; who sit in tombs, and spend the night in secret places; who eat pig’s flesh, and broth of tainted meat is in their vessels; Isaiah 66:17 “Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go into the gardens, following one in the midst, eating pig’s flesh and the abomination and mice, shall come to an end together, declares the Lord. After reviewing some religious discouragement of pig consumption we can move onto the science of pigs anatomy, behavior, and the health risk they cause. II.
Science of Pork: Treatmento and anatomy. A. Treated with anthelmintics antibiotics and hormones making them ineffective in your body. 1. According to an article titled top 10 reasons not to eat pigs on peta. org “the industry keeps pigs on a steady diet of the antibiotics that we depend on to treat human illnesses.This overuse of antibiotics has led to the development of “super bacteria,” or antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains.
” 2. According to an article on farms. com titled Pig Industry in the USA (Jul 16, 2010) The growth-promoting drug, Carbadox a known carcinogen, is used by the pig industry to promote animal growth and prevent dysentery. It has already been banned in the European Union and Canada seeks to do the same. It has been found to cause cancer through residues in meat. The United States permits use this on pigs. . Anthelmintics B.
Pigs have no sweat glands. According to a publication titled managing heat stress in outdoor pigs by John J. McGlone, PhD on the Texas tech university website, pigs have to roll around in mud to keep their self cool as a result of no sweat glands. As a result, pigs retain their bodily fluids and salt making their meat very high in sodium in addition to the pigs already high cholesterol. The high cholesterol is one of the highest causes of gall stones C. Adverse effects of pork kyrieology. com: 1.When pork is regularly eaten the cartilage, due to replacement of firm human tendons and ligaments by the “mucous connective tissue of pigs, it becomes soft and atrophies under the pressure of body weight” this buildup of mucus in tendons and cartilage, resulting in swellingarthritis and arthrosis and rheumatism.
(Additional effects of pig consumption extend to worms and disease III. Exposure to worms and other diseases lack of pork inspection and thorough cooking. A. Majority of pigs infected with worms 1. American Association of Swine Veterinarians: Scrubbing pigs before transportation to remove worm eggs attached to their bodies. . Large roundworm 42-56 Sparganosis Whipworm Nodule worm 23-60 Thread worms Red stomach worm 20 lung worms 30 Thorn-headed worm, tapeworm kidney worm 180-270 and hookworms pinworms and tape worms can also be found. B.
Of the parasites and worms associated with pigs trichinosis of the worst. trichinosis, which is can also be transferred through consumption bears, rats, mice, dogs, wolves and wild cats is one of the main worm threats when eating pork (Visual Aid of Trichinosis/Cysticercosis Process) C. Reliance on Pork Inspection 1.California Firm Recalls Cooked Shredded Pork Skin Products Produced Without Inspection sept 1st.
Sis. usda. gov 2070 pounds (Internal summary: Pigs are omnivores know to eat any food including dead insects, worms, rotting carcuses, feces, trash, and in some cases other pigs. As a result of their limitless diet pigs are more prone to being infected by worms and diseases than most animals. Risk of inspection failure and mispreparation outweigh the marginal utility attained with each bite of pork. ) Summary: Pigs have been observed in both religious rule and science concluding that it should not be eaten.
Kyrieology. com the pathological symptoms referred to, can be completely cured through biological treatment only, provided that a total abstinence from pork is observed. Preventing infection is the real answer.
Conclusion: I encourage that you stop eating pork on the basis of religious values, good diet, and safety. If you are unwilling to stop consumption of pork especially during this next thanksgiving, I highly recommend you to thoroughly cook it so the worms inside are killed before you ingest them and prevent becoming a parasitic host yourself or passing on the worm to any of your friends and family.