I have got this nice get-well-soon card that I’d like to send to an acquantance who is laid up after a paragliding accident (no lasting damage it seems, but his broken vertebrae and wrist will still need lots of rest and rest isn’t what he is good at)
Only, the card’s motive is some cute and cuddly (well-scrubbed) piglets, and the intended recipient is Jewish (Israeli, grew up in a secular kibbutz, teaches my Friday evening and Saturday afternoon gymnastics groups among others). I doubt kashrut is a huge deal for him, but I don’t know if pig being not kosher might have influenced secular Israeli culture so that pigs might be considered nasty or repulsive (at least the possibility of such an influence of religion into people’s cultural background would not seem far-fetched to me).
So, would a secular Israeli Jew consider (non-stinky, live) pigs repulsive/nasty, more than a non-Jew would?
(and, while I am about it, as a matter of curiosity: how do observant/Orthodox Jews feel about pigs in a non-food context?)
[and yes, I am aware that Friday afternoon (my time) is perhaps not the most suitable time to ask this, given that quite a few of the people in a position to answer would be observant Jews]