However I've recently been studying a bit more (when am I not studying) and have decided to just avoid pork altogether. In the words of Bricktop from Snatch;
"You're always going to have trouble lifting the body in one piece. Apparently, the best thing to do is cut up the body in to 6 pieces and pile them all together. When you got your 6 pieces, you gotta get rid of them cause its no good leaving it in the freezer for your mum to find now is it? Then I hear the best thing to do is to feed them to pigs. You gotta starve the pigs for a few days. You gotta shave the heads of the victims and pull the teeth out for sake of the piggies' digestion. You can do this afterwards of course, but you don't want to go sifting through pig crap now do you?
They will go through bone like butter. You need at least 16 pigs to finish the job in one sitting, so be wary of any man who keeps a pig farm. They will go through a body that weighs 200 pounds in about 8 minutes. That means that a single pig can consumes 2 pounds of uncooked flesh per minute. Hence the expression 'As greedy as a pig'."
There are many diseases carried from swine to man, particularly parasite infestations. Its also said that pigs do not have sweat glands so they struggle to eliminate toxins.
Pigs are biologically similar to humans, and their meat is said to taste similar to human flesh, as testified Armine Meiwes the German Cannibal who described how the human tasted of pork
Tv interview with the German canibal 'Human Flesh Tastes Like Pork'
Pigs have been used for dissection in biology labs due to the similarity between their organs and human organs. People with insulin-dependent diabetes usually inject themselves with pig insulin.
Eating pork is often a direct route to becoming infected with parasites. Pork often carries parasites, some of which can survive even the high temperatures of grilling and for those that do consume it I always recommend getting the highest quality and freezing it for 48 hours prior to consumption.
Cysticercosis, lives in pork tissue and the larvae are released, reach maturity, and mate in the intestines, the females producing live larvae. The parasites are then carried from the gastrointestinal tract by the bloodstream to various muscles, where they become encysted.
Parasites are difficult to diagnose and even medical doctors miss them. However, if you have vague health problems that have not been resolved after much effort, one possible cause may be parasites. Some parasites attach themselves to the intestinal lining. If they migrate out of the intestine into other parts of the body they can cause unexpected serious health problems. We have seen several cases of individuals diagnosed with brain tumors that actually have a parasite that has made its way to the brain.