This Developed a Complete Disdain for Shas - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Eli Wapniarski
    • 29.10.09 | 07:55 (IST)

    If the remarks attributed to Minister Margi are correct then the Minister and Shas are both hypocrites. Even in the Torah animals are explicitly given rights. Clear references are given to beasts of burden that must not be denied the right to eat from the fields that they are working. They have the right to rest on Shabat. And to emphasize the point, it is written that it is forbidden to eat the blood of animals for the life "neshema [spirit of G-d]" rests in the blood. To deny that animals have the right to life and humane treatment would be like denying that G-d has those rights. The religious are supposed to love the land and the work of G-d. The day that happens is the day that I will begin to believe that the Messiah will come.

    from the article: Knesset: Animals don't have legal rights
    First published 02:30 29.10.09 | Last updated 08:17 29.10.09
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