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

November 24, 2010
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

Select Fatwas of Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi on Environmental Protection

November 24, 2010
Select Fatwas of Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi on the Natural Environment and Environmental Protection:
Fatwa Response or Body of Essay: 

Question: What is your opinion about pouring sewage and waste into streams, rivers and lakes which would kill hundreds of thousands of aquatic creatures and makes irreversible damages to the nature?

Answer: It is not permitted to contaminate rivers and lakes in the way that it kills aquatic creatures and in result, makes damages and difficulties for people.

Question: If a person uses a device which causes air pollution while there is another device which makes less pollution what is the duty of such a person in the view of Islam?

Answer: Clean air is one of great divine gifts and we must refrain from polluting it.

Question: What is the status of using some chemical substances which kill harmless and useful animals in the nature?

Answer: It is problematic to use any substance that endangers the harmless and useful creatures.

This piece is taken from the website of Islamopedia Online.

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