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    Gunnar

    OK, it is a good explanation, but is it all?

    I mean why declare the pig to be haram, etc?
    I mean the fact that it is an unpractical animal to keep in dry climates should be enough.
    Could maybe trichinosis play a role here?
    Maybe it was noticed that people got sick from eating (badly cooked) pork?
    So, instead of bothering to explain this to people, just declare the consumption of pork to be against Gods will.
    Like with the Hindus and the cows, better keep them alive to get the benefit of the milk, so make it a brech of Gods will to kill them.
    The idea was good, but little did they foresee the problems with massive number of cows, TB infested milk etc.

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