Forbidden Food Taboos

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A world of Forbidden Food Many times we find ourselves deterred by certain foods simply for the facts that it is in our own mind. Despite many of these foods have nutritious value and are easily accessible qualities, we forgo their consumption. There is vast remarkable amount of taboo that we face on an everyday basis regarding food, much of which we have accepted as normalcy without providing detail thought or comprehension towards. Of these taboos, the three large categories to explore are the ones regarding cannibalism, various restricted animal consumption, and uncommon religion practices. Act of cannibalism seems to be a serious issue of the three categories of food that are forbidden in the world today. Cannibalism is the act of humans…show more content…
Horse meat, cat meat, dog meat, and insects all fall in this category. The idea of taboo foods has largely revolved around different species of animals questioning the restrictions on what type of animal should appear on our menus whether it due to religious, moral, and cultural justifications. Under this category, Pig meat is considered abominable by some culture and religion in the world. Reasons why pig meat can be considered abominable might be because pig skin is similar to that of human skin which made the animal looks filthy due to the fact that they don’t have sweet glands so they roll mud. Another reason is due to the fact that pigs are considered omnivores. Another animal that might be considered forbidden for human consumption are horses. Horses are considered valuable to be eaten because they are used as means of transportation, farm machines implement, carrying things, pulling carts, and mostly used for entertainment and…show more content…
The Jewish forbids consumption of pigs, cats, dogs, camels, horses, rats, reptiles, rabbits, and birds. The Jewish idea of meat consumption is dividing the animal into two parts which are the kosher and the non-kosher part. The Kosher part is the frontal region and it is considered edible in Jewish law while the non-kosher part is the peripheral region considered not edible. The Jewish also forbids consumption of meat and dairy in the same meal and all meats have to be completely drained out of it blood. Considering Jewish law as a great example for food taboo, I believed they have reasons to support laws regarding what and not they can consume. Moreso, Muslim food law forbids consumption of carrion and blood. Muslim food law can be considered strict in terms of food consumption. This religion also forbids consumption of alcohol, pigs, snakes, dogs, and rats. I think the two main reason why pigs are considered forbidden is because pigs are filthy, and pigs skin are similar to that of a human. Dogs are animals that sometimes consume other animals so this might be one of the major reason why Muslims condemn consumption of
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