We received the following letter from the cRc (

Dear Rabbi Rappoport:

In the last few days I have gotten several questions about Kosher Pets, and since you had emailed us about this several times I would like to copy you my response to them.

“Hi. I have also been following some of the discussion on this issue and I’m surprised on the latest flurry of emails. I think the real question that needs to be answered is – do humans ever eat dog food? If yes, then we must examine the whole issue from scratch. To be honest we set up our certification with the understanding that humans most definitely do not eat it and therefore we felt we were doing the Jewish pet owner a service by endorsing it. I welcome your suggestions on how to work this out since we get mostly positive feedback from Jewish pet owners and would like to continue servicing them.”

As the administrator of the cRc I take these questions very seriously as our ultimate goal is to help the kosher community keep kosher. If you have any further questions or comments please let me know.

Thank you,
Rabbi Fishbane
Well? You heard the man- it’s time for us all to put on our thinking caps and come up with some good, potential solutions!

Posted on August 20, 2004 at 6:11 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink
In: General Topics, Kosher Alert, Uncategorized

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