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    Does anyone know the source for the Halacha that you are not allowed to neuter or spay an animal? Thank you.


    to ‘neuter’ a mail animal is one of the 365 laavin.

    the posuk (perhaps in emor, I am at work and don’t have seforim)

    is uv’artzechem lo saasu’.

    I am not sure about spaying a female.


    A Pasuk in Vayikra (Emor)

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    thanks Gavra!


    good grief! I actually wrote,”A mail animal”.

    I am very ashamed of myself.


    It is very bad for animals if they are not spayed or neutered. Unwanted animals are destroyed all the time.

    If you want a pet, its best to get them already spayed or netured so there wont be any unwanted litters.

    As far as I know there is nothing halachically wrong with getting an animals already fixed


    My Cloud (zochor) and Fluffy (nekeva) are both intact. However, there always is and always will be a market for polar bear cubs, so I do not have to worry about abandoned offspring.

    Actually, I kept pure-bred Siamese for that reason – I had no desire to make even a penny on selling highly desirable kittens, so I knew I would always be able to place them. For some strange reason, my female had only one viable litter, so it hardly mattered.


    Maybe you could sell it to a vet during Pesach with the “understanding” that it will come back “fixed”??


    Chana: Nope. Neutering is Assur even for a Goy so giving it to a vet to neuter is Lifnei Iver. They say that Lifnei of Lifnei is Muttar, so you could give it to someone else to give to a vet, but I think some Assur that as well. Just buy a pet that’s already “fixed”. There’s nothing Assur whatsoever about that.

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