Pidyon Kaparot Now

Killing a Dangerous Animal

Question:

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Quesrion: I have a farm and in it I create oxen and chickens, but a wild animal is killing my oxen and cow, can I kill him? If so, how can I kill? Invenenated or shot down with a shot or otherwise?

Answer:

It is permitted to kill an animal that is causing harm. You should however be careful to kill it in a way that doesn’t cause it unnessesary pain. You can kill it in whichever way is less costly.

Sources:

Yam Shel Shlomo Babba Kama 10-37, brought in Taz Y:D 116-6, Kaf Hachaim 116-111,  Tzar Baalei Chayim pg. 330.

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