The Rights of the Animals

And the progeny of Muhammad (peace be upon them) clarified that if a person raises and is kind to a sheep, then it is hated for him that he slaughters it. For indeed this sheep became used to having this person treating it with kindness. And this is an evidence upon the fact that the true Islam brought by the Ahlul Bayt (peace be upon them) consider that the sheep has feelings and emotions which are supposed to be respected.