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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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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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I would assume that's considered not excessive infliction of pain, for a reasonable need. I don't have the source off-hand but I recall hearing that it's permitted to cut off a rooster's comb to prevent it from fertilizing hens at your egg farm. (The Torah prohibits traditional castration, but this was believed to make the rooster unattractive to females ...



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