Sports or games which cause harm to animals/the Grand Ayatollah Rouhani’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani answered a question about sports or games which cause harm to animals.

Question: Bozkashi is the sport where riders on horses follow the live animal (like a goat) aiming to catch and drop it in a particular spot which in many cases animals die. What is the ruling about these games which in many cases animal die?

The Grand Ayatollah Rouhani: In our opinion, these types of sports which cause harm to animals, are not allowed.


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