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Published:July 10th, 2009 12:38 EST
Afghanistan's Only Pig Was In Quarantine Due To H1N1 Fears

Afghanistan's Only Pig Was In Quarantine Due To H1N1 Fears

By Robert Paul Reyes

Pork is delicious, and it should come as no surprise to anyone that it`s the most widely eaten meat in the world.

Despite religious restrictions on the eating of "the other white meat", pork consumption has been steadily rising for decades. Even if President Barack Obama issued a death fatwa for anyone who ate any pork products, I would still eat bacon and eggs and barbeque pork ribs.

For me the pursuit of happiness includes the daily consumption of pork. The people of Afghanistan are slaves to their Islamic overlords; it shouldn`t be surprising that in that benighted country you will only find a pig in a zoo.

"Afghanistan`s only known pig trotted out of quarantine Saturday, two months after he was locked away because of swine flu fears, to bask again in the mud at the Kabul Zoo.

The pig, a curiosity in Muslim Afghanistan where pork and pig products are illegal because they are considered irreligious, was quarantined because visitors to the zoo were worried it could spread the new H1N1 flu strain, commonly known as swine flu." Reuters

H1N1 is spread from person-to-person contact, it isn`t spread by pigs. The safest place to be in a H1N1 pandemic is in a pig farm.

Religion is blight on humankind; it`s hard to believe that a country has eradicated pigs because of religious superstitions.

I would prefer the company of pigs to that of someone who is enslaved to a Neanderthal religion that prohibits its devotees from eating the most delicious food in the world.