Blood Sports
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Christian stance

Some Christians see hunting as part of responsible stewardship (keeping numbers under control). However others think that animals need protection and should not be used for sport.

Jewish stance

  • Hunting is not allowed as humans must look after animals.
  • However, if the animal is trapped and then killed correctly (see next section) then it is permitted.
  • Proverbs 12:10 – ‘A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal.’

Islamic stance

Animals have feelings and purpose.

‘Whoever kills anything bigger than a sparrow without a just cause, Allah will hold him accountable for it'. The listeners asked, “O Messenger of Allah, what is a just cause?” He replied, “That he kill to eat, not simply to chop off its head and then throw it away.”



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