ONE OF THE ANIMALS I AM REARING IS SERIOUSLY ILL, SHOULD I KILL THIS ANIMAL TO SAVE OTHERS FROM BEING INFECTED?

Questioner: Assalaamu ‘alaykum

Dr Sharof: Wa’alaykumu ssalaam

Questioner: For instance, if one has a poultry where there are many animals and one of them becomes ill and one is afraid that others may become infected, can one order that the specific animal be injected so that the animal dies and others are not infected?

Dr Sharof: If for example, one is rearing chickens in one’s poultry and one discovers that one of them is seriously ill and the one who is to treat this chicken is unable to detect the problem of this chicken, can this chicken be injected so that it dies, so as to save others from being infected? No, do not inject the chicken. Don’t inject it! Take the chicken away from the poultry and quarantine it in a place where the chicken can move freely. I hope you understand. Let the chicken live freely, but do not allow it to mix with others, (and) then you can watch whatever will happen. There are many people who were given the tiding of death, and yet they did not die. I hope you understand. For this reason, you can kill the chicken and eat it. Since there is no disease detected in the chicken and there is no tiding that if you eat it you will contract any disease, you can eat your chicken enjoyably. That is it.

[SOURCE: “GENERAL QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION”; VENUE: “AL-MADEENAH MASJID, OGBOMOSO”; DATE: “18/05/2017”]

Translated by Aboo Aaishah Al Odeomeey

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