Leviticus 11:3-4 See also All 11. and Deuteronomy 14:- It was not wise to eat beasts of burden when they were required to work?
3. Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.
4. Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
Other European nations whose cultures are entirely the same as ours have obviously views on this subject, and have for some reason come to accept, as we have accepted pork. We should ask them for their reasons, and perhaps just honestly label the packaging accordingly as they do.
See also: Acts 10:- This was meant to represent the gentiles, but he was also being sent into strange lands with strange eating habits. I did not consult him.
10. And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,
11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:
12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.
14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.
15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
16. This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.
God knows the truth of the matter then. What I do know is what we don’t know can harm us sometimes, but not always.