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Putting Animal to Sleep

If a pet animal is suffering due to old age or sickness, can one bring the animal to the vet to be “put to sleep.”


Yes, it is permitted and recommended to do so, because of tzaar baalei chayim (the suffering of animals). It is permitted to kill an animal for purposes of consumption, and the more so for purposes of tzaar baalei chayim, which is a Torah mitzvah.

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