Can a Jew own a gorilla?
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November 11, 2021 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #2027195
Or would it be considered like a shor muad, a bor, or just go against venishmartem meod lenafshoseichem?November 11, 2021 8:52 pm at 8:52 pm #2027321NoveltyParticipant
Do you have plans to buy one?November 11, 2021 9:58 pm at 9:58 pm #2027375Abba_SParticipant
I think a few years ago there was someone from Ct. that had a pet gorrilla who ripped her face off. In many areas you are not allowed to have “wild animals” so it maybe illegal to have one. Also the owner would be liable for any damage it caused and it may not be covered by your home owner’s insurance policy.November 11, 2021 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm #2027380commonsaychelParticipant
why digifty this?November 12, 2021 7:15 am at 7:15 am #2027428
What is digifty?November 12, 2021 7:20 am at 7:20 am #2027460Paw patrol 123Participant
I am very confused why someone would consider getting an apeNovember 12, 2021 7:28 am at 7:28 am #2027466
[email protected] patrol Anyone who has never had any inclination to own a ?gorilla truly must look within themselves to try and reignite their clearly forgotten passion for lifeNovember 12, 2021 9:31 am at 9:31 am #2027484Paw patrol 123Participant
To each their ownNovember 12, 2021 11:23 am at 11:23 am #2027512DovidBTParticipant
For the sake of fairness, there should be a gorilla participating in this discussion.November 13, 2021 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm #2027811ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤParticipant
Did you ask for me?November 14, 2021 10:47 am at 10:47 am #2027996hujuParticipant
To Abba_s: I think I remember that Connecticut incident. It was a chimpanzee, which is way cuter than a gorilla (but not as cute as tiger cubs, which, after a short while, become tigers), so cute does not help. And the face ripped off was a neighbor’s, not the owner’s. Not that these details matter, but some people have trouble grasping the obvious, e.g., wild animals, even cute ones, are … wild.November 14, 2021 10:48 am at 10:48 am #2028030HaLeiViParticipant
So here’s the deal. In Shabbos 63 the Gemara criticizes those who have scary dogs on their property since it scares off those who would want to come collect.
This, however, is not to say that you can’t own anything dangerous. Just make sure it does not scare away visitors.
However, in Chulin 7b we find Rebbe Pinchas ben Yair complaining about a dangerous animal that Rabbeinu Hakadosh owned. Although Rebbe agreed to get rid of it, it is not clear if he agreed Al Pi Din or if that was just to satisfy Rebbe Pinchas ben Yair.
The Ben Ish Chai writes that obviously Rebbe wouldn’t keep dangerous animals. It must have been a gift from the king, and her had to keep it to honor the king.
There is a Chiyuv of לא תשים דמים בביתך.
So, draw your own conclusions.November 15, 2021 3:01 pm at 3:01 pm #2028574ParticipantParticipant
don’t know how u came out,, but if it’s muttar and u decide to get one, i just recently read how to catch one:
Get a wooden beam, make a pear-shaped hole, with the narrow entrance barely big enough for the gorillas two fingers, then cook some rice and put it in the wider part. When a gorilla comes to get the rice, it won’t be able to retract its fingers. Put a sack over its head, and even if u return several hours later, it will still be there, unwilling to just let go of the rice.November 15, 2021 5:09 pm at 5:09 pm #2028643Shimon NodelParticipant
How about a pine marten?November 15, 2021 7:20 pm at 7:20 pm #2028689DovidBTParticipant
“How about a pine marten?”
Gorillas are herbivorous, not carnivorous. So a pine marten would not be a useful substitute for the rice bait.November 15, 2021 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm #2028745Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
> Get a wooden beam, make a pear-shaped hole,
you missed one step – your beam should be within running distance from where gorillas live!November 16, 2021 8:32 pm at 8:32 pm #2029401theshadchansaysParticipant
jews should not own gorillas.
your welcome.November 16, 2021 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm #2029454TS BaumParticipant
Chai_18, why would it be a בור? Are gorillas תחילת עשייתן לנזיק?
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