Rabbi Samson Rafael Hirsch
(1808 - 1888), father of German Jewish orthodoxy,
Chief Rabbi of Austria, Horeb, Chapter 60, Section 415.
are probably no creatures that require more the protective Divine word
against the presumption of man than the animals, which like man have
sensations and instincts, but whose body and powers are nevertheless
subservient to man. In relation to them man so easily forgets that
injured animal muscle twitches just like human muscle, that the
maltreated nerves of an animal sicken like human nerves, that the animal
being is just as sensitive to cuts, blows, and beating as man. Thus man
becomes the torturer of the animal soul."
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