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Judaism and deforestation caused by not using pigs

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Submitted by Binyamin (Israel), Mar 11, 2014 at 04:27

It's very interesting than in the 2nd Temple times the rabbis forbade growing sheep and goats because of the desertification they cause.

In modern times in Israel, in addition to the intense forestification campaign, the places one may grow sheep and goats are heavily regulated. It's still a problem in arab villages inside Israel, where they don't care about regulations, but at least it is confined.

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