Friday, April 1, 2016

Spaying and Neutering is wrong and against the Torah!

This post is dedicated to my cat, Shadow, that was spayed by her first owner. Not only the owner spayed her, she also abandoned her, which is why I have adopted her. What is still really bothering me is that the owner just did not care and mutilated (spayed) the cat just because, without any reason whatsoever. This is criminal negligence, which Torah also describes.

Let's take a look at what the Torah says about animals and how are we to treat them.

The first reference to the animals is in the story of Noah. Let's take a look:
YLT Gen 8:20 And Noah buildeth an altar to Jehovah, and taketh of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and causeth burnt-offerings to ascend on the altar;
YLT Gen 8:21 and Jehovah smelleth the sweet fragrance, and Jehovah saith unto His heart,  'I continue not to disesteem any more the ground because of man, though the imagination of the heart of man is evil from his youth; and I continue not to smite any more all living, as I have done; 
YLT Gen 8:22 during all days of the earth, seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night, do not cease.' 
YLT Gen 9:1 And God blesseth Noah, and his sons, and saith to them,  'Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth; 
YLT Gen 9:2 and your fear and your dread is on every beast of the earth, and on every fowl of the heavens, on all that creepeth on the ground, and on all fishes of the sea--into your hand they have been given. 
YLT Gen 9:3 Every creeping thing that is alive, to you it is for food; as the green herb I have given to you the whole; 
YLT Gen 9:4 only flesh in its life--its blood--ye do not eat.
As you can see, all creatures of the earth were given into a human hand, which means that we can do whatever we want with them. We are essentially God to animals so we must treat them as we want real God to treat us.

Initial commandment about diet allowed all animals for food, not only clean ones. However, as you can see, there is Genesis 9:4, which is the key to understanding this issue. Gen 9:4 means that we are to treat all animals as HUMANELY as possible. We can't abuse the animal and make it suffer.

Let's take a look further:
 YLT Lev 17:2  'Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the sons of Israel; and thou hast said unto them, This is the thing which Jehovah hath commanded, saying, 
YLT Lev 17:3 Any man of the house of Israel who slaughtereth ox, or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or who slaughtereth at the outside of the camp, 
YLT Lev 17:4 and unto the opening of the tent of meeting hath not brought it in to bring near an offering to Jehovah before the tabernacle of Jehovah, blood is reckoned to that man--blood he hath shed--and that man hath been cut off from the midst of his people; 
YLT Lev 17:5 so that the sons of Israel do bring in their sacrifices which they are sacrificing on the face of the field, yea, they have brought them in to Jehovah, unto the opening of the tent of meeting, unto the priest, and they have sacrificed sacrifices of peace-offerings to Jehovah with them.
As you can see, certain animals were a holy offering to God and it was considered a "bloodshed" not to bring an offering to the Tabernacle. The punishment was "cutting off from Israel", which means that person was not a Jew/Hebrew anymore.

What does Torah say about God's attributes and feelings?
YLT Ex 34:5 And Jehovah cometh down in a cloud, and stationeth Himself with him there, and calleth in the Name of Jehovah, 
YLT Ex 34:6 and Jehovah passeth over before his face, and calleth:  'Jehovah, Jehovah God, merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in kindness and truth, 
YLT Ex 34:7 keeping kindness for thousands, taking away iniquity, and transgression, and sin, and not entirely acquitting, charging iniquity of fathers on children, and on children's children, on a third generation, and on a fourth.'
So, as you can see, Yahuah is gracious and merciful, so we should be too since we were created in His holy image. Which means that we, in part, must be as merciful and as kind as possible to animals and pets. We are to treat them HUMANELY as possible and if we are killing them for food or offering, we are to kill them AS HUMANELY AS POSSIBLE.

Please note that what I said in the above paragraph applies to Deuteronomy 12:21-25. The reason why it does not state what "slaughter" is, is because we are to slaughter as humanely as possible, which means that it is up to us to choose appropriate and least painful method for killing the animal. Deut 12:21-25 is not a proof of any oral torahs or anything else. It only proves that Torah leaves certain things up to our discretion.

Therefore, spaying and neutering is very wrong and against Written Torah. This is because it is simply inhumane to mutilate the pet without any good medical reason. Spaying and neutering are just like abortion. It should be done only for medical reasons. Otherwise, it is animal mutilation.

Torah even commands that any animal with any blemish is not acceptable as God's slaughter(Leviticus 22:18-25, Deuteronomy 15:21-23), meaning that once the animal mutilated it loses its holy status before God. Even mutilated humans could not be acceptable to God's assembly (Deuteronomy 23:1), where castration is explicitly mentioned, so it is a serious, serious issue. So to castrate the animal is an abomination to God. Do not do it.

Written Torah is abundantly clear that we are to choose life and good. Spaying and neutering do not fall under either of these categories. It is evil, wrong and it is choosing death.

Don't you get it, as long as the pet is a whole and not mutilated, this pet has a chance at normal life. Miniscule, but a chance. And to deny this chance to a defenseless pet is an abomination and a great sin before God. I simply can't justify spaying and neutering at all. It is clearly bad.

And no, pets do not suffer when they are in heat. They like it and enjoy it just like any other living creature. Why are you denying them that? If you can't stand a cat in heat, you should not own one then. All of my cats and dogs were normal and I never had any problems with it. 

Spaying and Neutering is a Lie and propaganda. Do not sin, do not do it. It is a crime in the eyes of God. Unless, of course, there is a medical reason, in which case it is fine.

I hope I explained everything clear here.

P.S. I found yet another verse that essentially states that animals are no different from us as far as feelings go. In fact, the only thing that seems to separate us from animals is our ability to say and understand words. This is why when some animals cry or howl they may sound very similar to us.
YLT Num 22:28 And Jehovah openeth the mouth of the ass, and she saith to Balaam,  'What have I done to thee that thou hast smitten me these three times?' 
YLT Num 22:29 and Balaam saith to the ass,  'Because thou hast rolled thyself against me; oh that there were a sword in my hand, for now I had slain thee;' 
YLT Num 22:30 and the ass saith unto Balaam,  'Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden since I was thine unto this day? have I at all been accustomed to do to thee thus?'  and he saith,  'No.'

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