Monday, January 5, 2015

Halocho #1496 - Muzzling animals

While an animal is working with food, one is not allowed to muzzle it.

This is a Torah prohibition (דברים פרק-כה) for which one would get 39 lashes for transgressing it, as it says: לֹא תַחְסֹם שׁוֹר בְּדִישׁוֹ - do not muzzle an ox while it is threshing.

This applies to all animals - Kosher or nor, and to all types of work with food that is attached to the ground.

Even preventing the animal from eating by telling at it, so that it is afraid to eat, is forbidden.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 186:1

- Danny
Monday, 14 Tevet 5775

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