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Isn't it cruel to ''send the mother bird away and then take her kids''?

by Rabbi Immanuel Schochet

  

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It would be more cruel to take it away in front of the mother, so it is with consideration of the mother-bird that she is sent away. The mother-bird is accustomed to the loss or disappearance of the young ones from natural attrition; after a while they fly away on their own. But the forcible removal in front of her is certainly momentary cruelty; even if not necessarily to the mother-bird, but surely to our own perception in realizing what is happening. We have to show empathy by considering how WE would feel if something like that is happening to us.

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