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n. Pity for living creatures (Steinmetz), or compassion for animals.
"Within the Talmud, this prohibition against unnecessary cruelty acquires a name — tza’ar ba’alei chayim: the suffering of animals" (source).
"I'm vegan because I think that all production of animal products today violate tza'ar ba'alei chayim."
"Don't kill that spider, just throw it out. It's tsaar baaley chayim!" (Glinert)
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Hebrew צער בעלי חיים, 'tsa'ar ba'ale chayim' lit. cruelty to animals, (implying something to be avoided).
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The term has become popular among Jewish animal advocacy organizations.
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