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.
- 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.’
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.”’