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As Jews, how should we treat animals?

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Published: January 10, 2009

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Visitor Comments: 17

(17) Becky Schreiber, July 7, 2011 6:15 AM


OMG the way she pumped that mouth!! I wonder if this really happened!! Imagine breathing into the mouth of a bird... Ughhh... And the whole thing is so crazy.. Making such a big deal about a bird as if the world ended. There are so many ppl. out there who have noisemakers, artificial noisemakers chirping and she has the natural thing!! The beautiful sounds of Gd's creature chirping. Enjoy the little beauties in life!!!!! :D

(16) zahava, February 1, 2010 4:25 AM

G-d created animals for human consumtion

The ways Religious Jews kill animals, shechita is the least painful way to kill animals and animals are in the world for us to eat!!!!

(15) Joan, January 29, 2009 11:35 AM

Kosher meant to be vegetarian

Jews should only resort to killing animals if the killing is absolutely necessary to save a human life. Humans can derive sufficient protein without killing animals. Kosher butchering is supposedly concerned about not making animals suffer during their slaughter, but they do suffer, of course. To be truly Kosher, one should not slaughter at all and preserve the animal's life. This way there are no more worries about mixing meat and dairy.

(14) Anonymous, January 17, 2009 5:00 PM

Lower people to animals

PETA is trying not to elevate animals to human state but to bring down people to animaal state. G-d put a sole in humans but not in animals. That is it.

(13) Anonymous, January 14, 2009 12:54 PM

we must always strike a balance

While we certainly shouldn't harm animals on purpose, I don't think people should become so concerned with animal rights that they start to treat animals like humans! Everything has a place in this world and the purpose of animals is to teach us how to interact with each other. Animals are in this world for our benefit, and we should fully appreciate them. We just have to remember to take charge over them and not let them rule us!

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