Select Fatwas of Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi on the Rights of Animals

Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi on the Rights of Animals
Fatwa Response or Body of Essay: 

Question: There are some vagrant dogs in our village that contaminate agricultural lands, is it a sin to kill them?

Answer: It is permissible if they cause disturbance.

Question: What is the ruling of taxidermy or killing of animals for use in decoration?

Answer: If it does not need specific harm or disturbance then it does not have problem and it is more clear about malefic animals, but if the animal has spurting blood then it is a precaution not to touch its body by wet hand, considering that it has not been ritually slaughtered.

Question: In some regions, the owner of male animal takes money or a thing for breeding from the owner of female animal. Is this act permitted?

Answer: It is permissible to take the money as wage.

This piece is taken from the website of Islamopedia On-line.

See on-line at: http://www.islamopediaonline.org/fatwa/select-fatwas-ayatollah-makarem-shirazi-rights-animals

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