October 29, 2013 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm #611104octopiMember
hi. is it assur to kick a dog? what if you dont know if it has an owner?October 29, 2013 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm #988602
It’s tzar baalei chaim. Its also assur to kick trolls.October 29, 2013 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm #988603☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Yes; doesn’t matter.October 29, 2013 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm #988604the-art-of-moiParticipant
I see you’re very into whether it’s assur to do odd things!
Sorry, I’m not knowledgeable in this area…October 30, 2013 12:19 am at 12:19 am #988605HaLeiViParticipant
Assur, regardless of whether someone will get you back or not.October 30, 2013 3:22 am at 3:22 am #988606
Well on 2nd thought if the dog is trying to harm you or someone else and the only way to stop it is by kicking it then it’s absolutely mutar to kick it.October 30, 2013 4:10 pm at 4:10 pm #988607Little FroggieParticipant
Hmm. Interesting question. From my (low) point of view, I’d say it’s inadvisable.October 30, 2013 4:23 pm at 4:23 pm #988608WolfishMusingsParticipant
I make it a point to kick octopi every time I go to the aquarium.
The WolfOctober 30, 2013 5:35 pm at 5:35 pm #988609dafbiyunParticipant
There are rishonim that hold “La’celev tashlichu” is actually a mitzvas assai.I heard that there were gdolim who made it a point to feed stray dogs in accordance with this shitah.Nevertheless, there is a gemorrah (forget where) that says that when the dog is going to not leave you alone you may kick it away.October 30, 2013 9:57 pm at 9:57 pm #988610SecularFrummyMember
If the dog belongs to the Indian guy down your street, you should advise your daughter not to kick it. You may get a phone call from an angry neighbor.October 31, 2013 3:19 pm at 3:19 pm #988611Torah613TorahParticipant
It’s muttar if it’s dead and down.October 31, 2013 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #988612ToiParticipant
if you kick it hard enough in the head and kill it your not over on tzar baalei chayim. maybe baal tashchis.October 31, 2013 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm #988613Bookworm120ParticipantNovember 1, 2013 1:48 am at 1:48 am #988614
??? ??? ????! ???November 1, 2013 3:00 pm at 3:00 pm #988615SecularFrummyMember
Bookworm- Internet search “you kicked my dog” and you will get your answer.November 3, 2013 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm #988616octopiMember
what if you didnt realize, and then you pay $500 for it’s surgery?November 3, 2013 4:35 pm at 4:35 pm #988617oomisParticipant
I find this question to be deeply troubling? Why would anyone want to hurt an animal. Unless that animal is trying to injure you or someone else, you have no right to cause tzaar to it. If it IS trying to bite, then all bets are off and you do what you need to do (kicking however, seems a less than efficient way to stop a dog from harming you).November 3, 2013 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm #988618OutsiderMember
I found this a long time ago. I have a dog and love him dearly.
Read NUMBER EIGHT carefully. and enjoy!
“Dog Ten Commandments”
1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any
separation from you will be painful remember
that before you get me.
2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.
3. Place your trust in me- it is crucial to my well
4. Do not be angry at me for long, and do not lock
me up as punishment.
5. You have your work, your entertainment,and your friends.
I only have you.
6. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understands your words,
I understand your voice when it is speaking to me.
7. Be aware that how ever you treat me, I will never forget.
8. Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could
easily hurt you, but I choose not to bite you because I
9. Before you scold me for being uncooperative,obstinate,or lazy,
ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I
might not be getting the right food, or I have been out to
long, or my heart is getting to old and weak.
10. Take care of me when I get old; you too will grow old. Go
with me on difficult journeys. Never say: “I cannot bear to
watch” or “Let it happen in my absence.” Everything
is easier for me if you are there, even my death.
Remember that I love you.November 25, 2013 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #988619👑RebYidd23Participant
It is absolutely assur to kick a dog. If petted a little and then gently steared they will usually leave.
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