By Hsu Cho-hsun and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with staff writerA pork knuckle restaurant in Taoyuan on Tuesday said that it would change its billboard showing its wares and a cartoon pig out of respect for its neighbor, the historic Longgang Mosque (龍岡). The restaurant, which opened at Jhongjhen Market last month, sparked an outcry from mosque goers, who said that pigs are seen as unclean in their religion and the smell of pork is nauseating to them. When asked to comment, one worshiper at the mosque said it is common knowledge that Muslims do not eat pork. “While it is legal to open a restaurant, there was no need to put that billboard with the pig right next to the sign for the mosque,” they said. The restaurant said it would change its billboard by the middle of the month.
Source: Taipei Times January 09, 2019 15:56 UTC