Rastafarians don’t eat pork

It might seem odd, but even some modern–day movements eschew pork – Rastafarians, for example.

Born in Jamaica in the 1930s, the Rastafari tradition worships Halie Selassie, the then emperor of Ethiopia, who ruled for 43 years. They consider him the incarnation of the Christian god and call him Jah. Some also view Selassie as the second coming of Christ. The religion calls for adherents to return to Zion, or Ethiopia.

Some Rastafarians consider pork to be an unclean meat and compare touching it to touching death. They follow a vegan diet and eat only “Ital” foods, mostly raw fruits and vegetables.

One world–music artist, TickLah, produced a witty diatribe against all porcine delights, called Pork Eater.

To hear it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKCTek9ByD0

Lyrics to “Pork Eater” by TickLah:

Some a dem a – Pork Eater, Piggy Wiggy

Dem a eat up the swine

Some a dem a – Pork Eater, Piggy Wiggy

Don’t know what’s on their mind

Some a dem a – Pork Eater, Piggy Wiggy

It’s not the pork that’s the way that it tastes

Some a dem a – Pork Eater, Piggy Wiggy

And they really don’t care

I man step as a vegetarian

Sighting the life of the Rastafarian

Don’t want no chicken I don’t want no ham

or no Spam in my frying pan

See them there they gone to check Mr. check

Watch dem now they got some food poisonin’

Anotha gone to the hospital

Cuz he ate an unclean animal

Some a dem a – Pork Eater, Piggy Wiggy

Dem a eat up the swine

Some a dem a – Pork Eater, Piggy Wiggy

Don’t know what’s on their mind

Some a dem a – Pork Eater, Piggy Wiggy

It’s not the pork that’s the way that it tastes

Some a dem a – Pork Eater, Piggy Wiggy

And they really don’t care

Tongue and tail no they neva discreet

Yam anything they can get to eat

Belly is full and their pressure is up

When they belch man they have to wake up

Piggies for the burgers and even pork chops

that type of livity is must have to stop

No matter what we say they still eat is some more

They yam until their belly is sore

Some a dem a – Pork Eater, Piggy Wiggy

Dem a eat up the swine

Some a dem a – Pork Eater, Piggy Wiggy

Don’t know what’s on their mind

Some a dem a – Pork Eater, Piggy Wiggy

It’s not the pork that’s the way that it tastes

Some a dem a – Pork Eater, Piggy Wiggy

And they really don’t care

Things you consume yes it’s full of grease

Instead of like a man yes you eat just like beast

How can you eat something that lives in the mud

And still want to smoke the rasta bud

The children need some nourishment for the growin’

Some of dem sleep at night and day knowin

The very last thing yes on your menu

Was something Rasta neva meant for you

Some a dem a – Pork Eater, Piggy Wiggy

Dem a eat up the swine

Some a dem a – Pork Eater, Piggy Wiggy

Don’t know what’s on their mind

Some a dem a – Pork Eater, Piggy Wiggy

It’s not the pork that’s the way that it tastes

Some a dem a – Pork Eater, Piggy Wiggy

And they really don’t care

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