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Is there a prohibition to use a trained animal to do Sabbath work such as turning on a light. (assuming the animal belongs to one's non-Jewish neighbor).

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  • The simple read of how the Rambam (Shabbath 20:1) bring the halacha of shevisas behemto is that it's forbidden regardless of the actual choshen mishpat ownership: "אסור להוציא משא על הבהמה בשבת"
    – Loewian
    May 8 '16 at 3:34
  • (see also see also 20:6)
    – Loewian
    May 8 '16 at 3:41
  • Wouldnt it follow that anything you can ask a non jew to do you could have their animal do as well such as for light and heat...?
    – Dude
    May 8 '16 at 3:43
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    – Loewian
    May 8 '16 at 3:45
  • related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/31743/…
    – mbloch
    Sep 15 '19 at 5:55

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