Judaism views on animal testing
• Judaism teaches that we are forbidden to be cruel to animals
and that we must treat them with care. Since animals are part of
God's creation, people have special responsibilities to them.
These concepts are short in the Hebrew phrase tsa'ar bal alei
chayim, the biblical order not to cause "pain to any living
creature." While the Torah clearly indicates that people are to
have "power over the fish of the sea, and over the rooster of the
air, and over every living thing that creeps upon the earth" (Gen.
1:28), there was to be a basic relatedness, and people were to
consider the rights of animals. Animals are also God's creatures,
possessing sympathy and the capacity for feeling pain; therefore
they must be protected and treated with compassion and