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The purpose of this page is to document what the Scriptures say about animal cruelty or neglect.

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28 "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."  (KJV)

30 "And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so."  (KJV)

30 "And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof."  (KJV)

  5 "If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him."  (KJV)

  6 "If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young:"  (KJV)

  4 "Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn."  (KJV)

11 "To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats."  (KJV)

10 "The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works."  (KJV)

10 "A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel."  (KJV)

23 "Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds."  (KJV)

19 "For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity."  (KJV)

  6 "Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?"  (KJV)

  4 "What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?"  (KJV)

  5 "And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing."  (KJV)

  6 "And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost."  (KJV)

  7 "I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance."  (KJV)

  2 "Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision."  (KJV)

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