Is it assur to kick a dog?

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    hi. is it assur to kick a dog? what if you dont know if it has an owner?


    It’s tzar baalei chaim. Its also assur to kick trolls.

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕

    Yes; doesn’t matter.


    I see you’re very into whether it’s assur to do odd things!

    Sorry, I’m not knowledgeable in this area…


    Assur, regardless of whether someone will get you back or not.


    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.

    Little Froggie

    Hmm. Interesting question. From my (low) point of view, I’d say it’s inadvisable.


    I make it a point to kick octopi every time I go to the aquarium.

    The Wolf


    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.


    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.


    It’s muttar if it’s dead and down.


    if you kick it hard enough in the head and kill it your not over on tzar baalei chayim. maybe baal tashchis.


    @SecularFrummy – Does that have anything to do with the Simpsons? I don’t know why I think that, as I don’t watch it. 😛

    @WolfishMusings – Is it ossur to kick wolves?


    ??? ??? ????! ???


    Bookworm- Internet search “you kicked my dog” and you will get your answer.


    what if you didnt realize, and then you pay $500 for it’s surgery?


    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).


    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

    love you.

    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.


    It is absolutely assur to kick a dog. If petted a little and then gently steared they will usually leave.

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