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Among the ten commandments that Jahveh gave Moses on
Mount Sinai,there is the one that exhorts us not to kill.
However,if we think about it carefully,this a generic commandments
bicause He does not tell us,as happens in the tenth commandment
where He specifically tells us not to desire our neighbour's house,
wife,servants and animals,whom we must not kill.
Why is Jahveh generic in the sixth commandment?
Because He does not,obviously,interpret this commandment as 
meaning humanity! While this commandment to us means "thou shall 
not kill other people",Jahveh interprets it as meaning 
"thou shall not kill other living beings",and therefore not only human
beings but also animals.
Proof that this is the correct interpretation of the sixth commandment 
is to befound in Genesis,which states that in the Garden of Eden 
there were no carnivorous animals,including the human couple,but
only herbivorous animals 
" ... And God said, Behold, I have given you 
every herb bearing seed, which is upon the 
face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which
is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be
for meat.
And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl
of the air,and to every thing that creepeth upon 
the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every 
green herb for meat: and it was so ..."
(Genesis  1:29)