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The Chinuch explains that the blood domestic animals is offered on the altar so cannot be covered, and God didn't trouble us to distinguish in this way between animals offered on the altar and animals slaughtered privately. Yes, birds are also offered on the altar, but very few, so we cover their blood and wild animals'.


According to the "Klei Yakar" (Vayikra 17-13): The main reason for the Mitzvah of "Kisui Ha'Dam" is to make a distinction that one should not come to eat blood - "Dam Ha'Nefesh" (violating the prohibition of eating blood). but for Beheimot there is no such need, because they are sacrificed on the Mizbeach, and that's already a sign (and a reminder) that the ...

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