Bible: Leviticus 11
Clean and Unclean Food
**The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Say to the Israelites: ‘Of all the animals that live on land, these are the ones you may eat: You may eat any animal that has a divided hoof and that chews the cud. The camel, hyrax, rabbit, and pig are unclean and you must not eat them or touch their carcasses.
**Of all the creatures living in the water of the seas and the streams you may eat any that have fins and scales. Those without fins and scales you must not eat, they are unclean.
**Of all the flying birds considered unclean to you are the eagle, vulture, kite, raven, owl, gull, hawk, osprey, stork, heron, bat. You must not eat of them.
**Of all flying insects that walk on all fours are to be regarded as unclean to you. Except the locust, katydid, cricket and grasshopper with jointed legs.
**Anyone who touches the unclean carcasses will be unclean until evening.
Those animals who walk on all fours with paws are unclean to you or touches their carcasses will be unclean until evening.
**Of the animals that move along the ground, these are unclean for you: the weasel, the rat, any kind of great lizard, the gecko, the monitor lizard, the wall lizard, the skunk, chameleon.
Whoever touches anything dead with wood or cloth will be unclean until the evening, then it will be cleaned. If anything falls into the pot, the pot must be broken. A cistern collecting water in the spring remains clean. If the carcass falls on the seed to be planted it will clean.
**If an animal dies and anyone touches it, they will be unclean until the evening. Any creature that moves upon the ground is unclean. Do not defile yourselves or they will be unclean. I am the Lord, who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy. These are the regulations concerning animals, birds, every living thing that moves about in the water and every creature that moves along the ground. You must distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between living creatures that may be eaten and those that may not be eaten.’” credit to biblegateway and doodlethroughthebible.com