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Israeli pig-farming kibbutz draws religious ire

jujuman13

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BBC News - Israeli pig-farming kibbutz draws religious ire

Quote(A female pig by the name of Barbie lies anaesthetised on a bed, a pulse monitor clipped to her snout as it pokes out from under a blanket

Staff in blue medical scrubs crowd around her, examining an image of the inside of her colon, shown on a computer screen above the bed.

Unusually in the pig world, Barbie was raised by Jews.

Researcher Sharon Goldfarb-Albak strokes the animal's head tenderly.

"I love pigs! The Bible says don't eat pig, so I don't eat pig, but that doesn't mean I can't pet them and make them my friends," she says.

Pork plant)

Initially i was going to place this news story in 'Breaking News' because it is 'news' and it is 'breaking', I realized that my 'Arch nemesis' would probably move it to this section, where I am now placing it.
I have to admit the idea of Israeli's raising Pigs did strike me as being incongruous, however as the Israeli's are ever more extremely practical people and realizing that Medical Research is perhaps best done on an animal with similar attributes to a human body is likely better than using human guinea pigs.

Be interested to hear other comments.
 

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Cool, your description sounds pretty interesting :)
 
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