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In Kesses Hasofer (written by the author of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried)) it seems that if the animal was killed without shechita, its skin is of the lowest quality. See the end of siman 2 sif 1: וגם עור שליל מקרי עור לענין זה וכותבין עליו ם״ת תו״מ והוא המובחר ואחר כך עור העוף ואח״כ עור החיה ואח״כ עור בהמה ואחר כך עור נבלה ...


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Igros Moshe Even HaEzer IV: 92:2 The main quote is עכ"פ חזינן שלא כל דבר רשאי האדם לעשות בבבהמות שמצער אותם אף שהוא להרויח מזה אלא דבר שהוא הנאת האדם ממש כשחיטת הבהמות לאכילה ולעבוד בהם וכדומה In any case, we see that nothing is proper for a person to do to animals that causes them pain even if it causes a profit except for something that benefits the ...


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There are no such laws specific to Tefillin though you are correct that we have laws prohibiting cruelty to animals in general.


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In Bava Metziah 84b we find Rabi Yehuda Hanasi being used by a calf as a hiding spotto escape slaughter. He told the calf to go back because 'for this you were created'. He subsequently suffered for many years untill he stopped one of his household members from killing some rodents in the house and told her to just leave them be. After this compassionate ...


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it seams that the shulchan aruch harav summaries these laws like this 328.19 to relieve a human of suffering if no Gentile is available if the he is so sick that he fell because of it into laying (due to his sickness he needs to lye down) or he has an ache that is so painful that his whole body became weak (even though he is walking he is considered ...



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