Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Animal pain in Jewish tradition

PROF. YAEL SHEMESH: Do Animals Feel Pain? Balaam’s Donkey vs. Descartes (
In contrast to Descartes’ theory of animals as automatons, the Torah and rabbinic text express deep concern for animal suffering. One vivid example is the donkey’s rebuke of Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck me?” (Num 22:28).

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