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on January 15, 2015 in World News

Oxford University Press bans mention of pork and pigs in books to ‘avoid offending Muslims or Jews’

Oxford University Press bans mention of pork and pigs in books to ‘avoid offending Muslims or Jews’ One of the biggest education publishers in the world has warned its authors not to mention pigs or sausages in their books to avoid causing offence. Oxford University Press (OUP) said all books must take into consideration other cultures if they hope to sell copies in countries across the world. As a result, the academic publisher has issued guidance advising writers to avoid mentioning pigs or “anything else which could be perceived as pork” so as not to offend Muslim or Jewish people…. View Article

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