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Is it okay to kill insects?

It is permissible to kill insects which are harmful or are just plain being a nuisance. Some people have the custom not to kill spiders (unless they pose a...

Why was Adam not allowed to eat meat?

Adam was prohibited to kill any animal, fish, or living creature to satisfy his carnivorous cravings. Incidentally, there is an opinion that Adam was...

Is it permissible to wear clothing made from the hide of non-kosher animals?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Moses_fan: Is it permissable under Jewish law to wear a suede skirt (since...

Can you tell me more about kosher meat?

Rabbi Dov Schochet: I hope you are having a GREAT day today:) . . How can I make it even better?hamantaschenrock: Can you tell me more about kosher meat...

Does Judaism allow hunting?

Rabbi Yossi Turk: Bienvenidos Welcome. Un minuto , ya lo atiendo. I'll be with you in a moment... Foxxy: Does Judaism allow fox hunting?Rabbi Yossi...

Is it permitted to neuter or spay a pet?

It is forbidden to spay or neuter any animal. The prohibition of castrating male animals is clearly stated in the Torah,1 "One whose testicles are...

Is it permissible for me to put my pet bird in its cage on Shabbat?

Firstly, all living animals or birds are muktzeh on Shabbat. Therefore it is obviously forbidden to pick up the bird in order to put it back into the...

Do animals have souls?

Every object which was created by G-d contains a divine spark which gives life and existence to that object. This spark is known as the "soul."...

Is it permitted to perform tests on animals for medicinal purposes?

It is okay to use animals to test medicines that will save the lives (or even enhance the lives) of human beings. Obviously the testing must be done as...

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

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...