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Is Eating Pork Really Worth It
Persuasive Speech: Anti-Pork
Purpose: To persuade the audience to stop eating pig/pork products.
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.)
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:...