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Animal euthanasia

Question:

BD”D

Shalom, would animals be allowed to euthanize, like a dog or horse that is suffering and will die, can you sacrifice them so they don’t feel pain?

 

Answer:

It is permitted to kill an animal that is suffering. To euthanize them is best as it doesn’t cause them any pain, but killing it in a way that isn’t very painful, and will alleviate it’s pain is also permitted. The Chazon Ish was once asked what to do

with a fly that was wounded and suffering, and he said that it should be killed in order to minimize its suffering.

Please see the following post  https://dinonline.org/2018/05/31/sick-pet-fish/

Best wishes

Sources:

Dinim v’Hanhagos chazon Ish 2-pg. 40, Noda B’yihuda Y:D 83

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