Shall not eat (drink) blood:
This is a practice that the local pagans took part in, and so God pointed out the importance of the blood both in its sacrificial status (ultimately leading to Jesus’ sacrifice) as well as making a distinction between the Jewish Nation and its pagan neighbors... who are still neighbors and still drinking blood. After viewing the above video, take a look at this one:
If that doesn’t make you contemplate the differences between a civilized culture and a “no-culture” culture, what will? Last but not least there is this video:
Being that this kid is a zombie... I wonder if he would choose slaughtered turtle over living turtles? The question will remain unanswered I am sure.