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    Um. I'm not really sure what to say about this. I think I'm in shock that BS like this still exists in 2011.

    'A Jerusalem rabbinical court condemned to death by stoning a dog it suspects is the reincarnation of a secular lawyer who insulted the court's judges 20 years ago, Ynet website reported Friday.

    According to Ynet, the large dog made its way into the Monetary Affairs Court in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighbourhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, frightening judges and plaintiffs.

    Despite attempts to drive the dog out of the court, the hound refused to leave the premises.

    One of the sitting judges then recalled a curse the court had passed down upon a secular lawyer who had insulted the judges two decades previously.

    Their preferred divine retribution was for the lawyer's spirit to move into the body of a dog, an animal considered impure by traditional Judaism.

    Clearly still offended, one of the judges sentenced the animal to death by stoning by local children.

    The canine target, however, managed to escape.

    "Let the Animals Live", an animal-welfare organisation filed a complaint with the police against the head of the court, Rabbi Avraham Dov Levin, who denied that the judges had called for the dog's stoning, Ynet reported.

    One of the court's managers, however, confirmed the report of the lapidation sentence to Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot.

    "It was ordered... as an appropriate way to 'get back at' the spirit which entered the poor dog," the paper reported the manager as saying, according to Ynet.

    Certain schools of thought within Judaism believe in the transmigration of souls, or reincarnation.'

    Jewish court sentences dog to death by stoning

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    I can believe it. Many religious communities are very old.

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    Sad the number of atrocities committed by humans are in the 'name' of religion.

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    I agree. Unfortunately, nothing is going to change about it for a long time.

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    The stoning is shocking in itself... but the stoning by CHILDREN *shaking head*

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    A couple of years ago the Taliban set a live dog on fire in Afghanistan to celebrate some victory against America or something along those lines. That was sickening. Why involve a dog? who knows. Still haunts me.

    I dont know what the answer is but different cultures and religions have very different views on animals.
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    One of my OH's new work mates did several tours in Afghanistan.
    He said all up they rescued over 300 puppies from homes and off the street. Many of them were trained up and are now service dogs.

    When they raid a home of a known terrorist they are trained to always shoot the dog first. Sounds horrible but they are trained to attack and a good portion of the dogs there have rabies. A dozen people from his battalion did not return to Aus because of the disease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    A dozen people from his battalion did not return to Aus because of the disease.
    They had to be treated for rabies? surely they didnt die.

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    Apparently so, whether he exaggerated the story or not I don't know, this was fairly recently too, I will see if I can find any articles online about it.

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    The media would have reported on this if it had happened and those deploying would be warned. My son has done 2 tours there too and always wary of the dogs.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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