Rules About Killing Animals

Most Relevant Verses

Exodus 13:13

Every firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem by [substituting for it] a lamb, or if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck; and every firstborn among your sons shall you redeem.

Exodus 34:20

But the firstling of a donkey [an unclean beast] you shall redeem with a lamb or kid, and if you do not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. And none of you shall appear before Me empty-handed.

Exodus 21:28

If an ox gores a man or a woman to death, then the ox shall surely be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be clear.

Exodus 21:29

But if the ox has tried to gore before, and its owner has been warned but has not kept it closed in and it kills a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned and its owner also put to death.

Exodus 21:32

If the ox gores a manservant or a maidservant, the owner shall give to their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.

Leviticus 20:15

And if a man lies carnally with a beast, he shall surely be [stoned] to death, and you shall slay the beast.

Leviticus 20:16

If a woman approaches any beast and lies carnally with it, you shall [stone] the woman and the beast; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.

Leviticus 17:3-4

If any man of the house of Israel kills an ox or lamb or goat in the camp or kills it outside the camp And does not bring it to the door of the Tent of Meeting to offer it as an offering to the Lord before the Lord's tabernacle, [guilt for shedding] blood shall be imputed to that man; he has shed blood and shall be cut off from among his people.

Leviticus 24:18

And he who kills a beast shall make it good, beast for beast.

Leviticus 24:21

He who kills a beast shall replace it; he who kills a man shall be put to death.

Leviticus 22:28

And whether [the mother] is a cow or a ewe, you shall not kill her and her young both in one day.

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