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Kosher mammals (cows, sheep, goats, deer, etc.) and birds (pigeons, chickens, etc.) must be killed by kosher slaughter. So if your pet pigeon dies of natural causes, it’s not kosher. (In fact, if you kosher-slaughtered it but then found it had a massive tumor that would have caused it to die soon anyhow of natural causes, it’s still not kosher!) Kosher fish ...


Yes. Goldfish ars kosher. You can even kill it to eat it if you want. Ritual slaughter is not necessary for fish (Rambam Shechita 1:3). Lists of kosher fish


Rama on Yoreh De'ah 13:1 says that it is forbidden to eat a fish while it's alive due to it being disgusting. (Baal Teshakzu) Mishna Torah Hilchos Shechita 1:4 says it is permitted to eat live fish.


According to Chullin 101b, Ever Min Hachai does not apply to fish and locusts and thus something like this might be permissible. However, nonetheless it might be considered Tza'ar Ba'alei Chaim (Unnecessary pain to animals) and forbidden.


As you stated, the Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah 116:2 forbids the consumption of meat and fish products together, out of concern that it is unhealthy. Since this is a health issue, it should apply to all types of meat and fish. I say this because, if it only applied to certain types of fish and meat, then the Shulchan Oruch would have specified the cases in ...

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