Rules About Killing Animals

Most Relevant Verses

Exodus 13:13

Every firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb; and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck; and you shall redeem all the firstborn of man among your sons.

Exodus 34:20

The firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb: and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. No one shall appear before me empty.

Exodus 21:28

"If a bull gores a man or a woman to death, the bull shall surely be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the bull shall not be held responsible.

Exodus 21:29

But if the bull had a habit of goring in the past, and it has been testified to its owner, and he has not kept it in, but it has killed a man or a woman, the bull shall be stoned, and its owner shall also be put to death.

Exodus 21:32

If the bull gores a male servant or a female servant, thirty shekels of silver shall be given to their master, and the ox shall be stoned.

Leviticus 20:15

"'If a man lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death; and you shall kill the animal.

Leviticus 20:16

"'If a woman approaches any animal, and lies down with it, you shall kill the woman, and the animal: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

Leviticus 17:3-4

Whatever man there is of the house of Israel, who kills a bull, or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or who kills it outside the camp, and hasn't brought it to the door of the Tent of Meeting, to offer it as an offering to Yahweh before the tabernacle of Yahweh: blood shall be imputed to that man. He has shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from among his people.

Leviticus 24:18

He who strikes an animal mortally shall make it good, life for life.

Leviticus 24:21

He who kills an animal shall make it good; and he who kills a man shall be put to death.

Leviticus 22:28

Whether it is a cow or ewe, you shall not kill it and its young both in one day.

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