WHAT TO DO WITH IT? CUT OUT ITS TONGUE
He thought he was doing the right thing by taking a cussing parrot off the hands of one of his customers, but Oren Zarif, of Israel, now finds himself in the midst of a moral qaundry.
The parrot, apparently, screams out "Son of a bitch!" and "Homo!", two of the words from its colourful vocabulary.
The original owner of the parrot was an Orthodox Jew who had been troubled by all the swearing and had consulted a rabbi for advice.
"The parrot should be slaughtered because he sins and causes others to sin."
Can a parrot sin?
If so, what to do with a dog that 'pleasures' itself with its own tongue? Or a monkey that masturbates? Or a cat that steals food from your dinner plate?
Such heavy questions of morality.
From YNetNews.com : Even in his new home the parrot continued to behave without manners, which disturbed Zarif’s Orthodox patients.
So Zarif consulted another rabbi, Meir Mazuz...
“The parrot must be muted with the minimum of suffering,” Mazuz ruled. “If that doesn’t help, he must be slaughtered.”
But Zarif refuses to accept the sentence. What’s more, now his wife is threatening to divorce him if he goes through with the execution.