Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Halocho #12: One may not harm animals

It’s a Torah prohibition to cause pain to animals – and a mitzvah to prevent such pain and even cure animals (even if they don’t belong to a Jew). However, if an animal is causing harm to humans, or can be used to help cure humans then one may kill it (as humanely as possible) for we see that the Torah allows one to eat meat. Source: KSA 191:1

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