Below is listed many animals, in their categories, which you are allowed to eat (kosher) and animals you are not allowed to eat (unkosher.) I also have listed many dietary kosher laws for your knowledge and information.

However, in the lists below, even though an animal might be on the list of things you can eat, this does not mean it is still kosher. Let me explain: There are several commandments in the Torah that can render a single kosher animal, when defiled, unkosher and so one must not eat it. This obviously would not render the whole species of that particular animal unkosher, just that single animal in question. Here is an example: It is said in the Torah that you must not eat an animal if it has been killed by an unkosher wild beast, or simply by an unkosher animal. Now here is a scenario: if I were to go walking in the forest and I came upon a deer that was just recently killed by a mountain lion, I must not eat that deer. Thus, this particular kosher animal is now rendered unkosher.

So, here is a list of commandments or statutes that render kosher animals as unclean or unkosher:

This particular list, according to us at Ancient Judaism.Org, is more accurate to the biblical laws of HaShem than how "Rabbinical" Judaism 'sees' the Biblical laws. This is because "Rabbinical" Judaism adheres more to the traditions of men [which are often times more wrong than right] than to the laws, precepts and simplicity of the holy prophets of HaShem. 

1. If someone cooks meat or any food for that matter, during the Sabbath that food is unkosher
   during the hours of that Sabbath. The reason for this is because if you were to eat such food, you would
   participate in their sin and you must not do that [Lev 19:17].

2. If an animal has been sacrificed to a non-existing god or idol, like Baal, the Trinity of so-called "Christians,"
   Zeus, Oden, Ra or..... then that food is totally unkosher, you may never eat it and you must throw such food 
   in the fire [Exodus 34:15].

3. If the meat is the meat of the goat or lamb regarding the Passover offering, you must not eat any more of it if
   the first gleam of daylight appears in the horizon, (thus, making it unkosher from that point on.) If there is any
   left by that point, it must be burned in the fire [Exodus 12:10].

4. If a kosher animal slays another kosher animal, you may eat the dead animal, because it was killed
   by a kosher animal. We see this in the commandment..."if an ox gores another ox". This would also apply if
   an ox were to gore a giraffe or deer, etc, or even if an ox should step or fall on another kosher animal and it
   dies [Exodus 21:35].

5. If an unkosher animal slays a kosher animal, the kosher animal is now rendered 'unkosher' and you must not
   eat it. You may feed unkosher animals with such meat [Exodus 22:31].

6. If an ox gores a human, however, that ox must be put to death by stoning and rendered unkosher. You 
  can, however, feed other animals that are not kosher animals with such meat, such as your dog and so 
  forth [Exodus 21:28].

7. According to Leviticus 19:5-8, if a person offers a fellowship offering to Yehowah, it is rendered unkosher after
   the second day.

8. If an animal dies on its own, it is rendered unkosher. Thus, it is better to slay the animal before it becomes too
   old, if you are planning on eating it {Deut 14:21].

9. Because the ancient people did not have to worry about their food and meats being tainted with medicines,
   hormones, vitamins and chemicals (such as man-made fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and so on) and 
   other man-made things, they all ate organic food and so ate freely without having to worry about such things.
   However, things have changed quite a bit since that time. All foods that are not strictly organic and natural are
   rendered unkosher. According to the God of Israel and His prophets (not the modern Jewish sages) even
   water is rendered unkosher if chlorine or fluoride has been added to it, or any of the above things mentioned,
   through run-off.. Therefore, even if someone might have organic, natural and kosher meat, but they then cook 
   it with chlorinated water [common tap water most of the time], or have rinsed it off with such, the food is
   rendered unkosher.

10. If a female kosher animal is unclean because she just had kids, like a woman is unclean after childbirth, you
    must not eat the kids before the 8th day, nor are you allowed to eat the mother during such time. Never heard
    of this commandment? I gleaned this from the commandment of giving your firstborn animals to
    Yehowah. Let us look at it, "Do not hold back offerings from your granaries or your vats.
    You must give me the firstborn of your sons. Do the same with your cattle and your sheep. Let them stay
    with their mothers for seven days, but give them to me on the eighth day (Exodus 22:30)." Do you see
    that Yehowah puts animals and humans in the same boat in regards to birth? If this is so, then such animals
    cannot be used for the offerings at festivals either, because they are unclean.

11. Now, here is a new commandment for this site, even though it is as old as the kosher laws themselves.
    My wife thought of it while giving my five year old daughter some scenarios on how to apply the torah correctly
    with life's circumstances during the shabath on 9/15/6181 or Dec 13, 2008. She asked her, "If I take a clean,
    kosher iron skillet, and put organic rice in it with some spring water and a kosher bird of some sort and I also
    add some crawfish from our creek to the pan and cook them too, then later on, I give the crawfish to the dog,
    can I still eat the bird and rice?"   
    Being five, she said, "Yes, because you are not eating the crawfish, because you gave it to the dog."
    Then I said, "No my dear, you can never eat such food, because the very moment the crawfish touched the
    water or anywhere within the pan [not the outside of the pan] all the food is rendered unkosher for us, but not
    for the dog, because he is allowed to eat practically anything."
    She said, "Oh."
    With that I said, I need to put that on the website, because many people that are starting out in this lifestyle
    actually do the wrong thing in this scenario, for someone might give them a can of "pork and beans" and they       would pluck out the pork and still eat the beans. Therefore, because of their lack of knowledge they sin
    against Yehowah, the God of Israel. Or, again they might think they are being 'kosher," yet, have no clue
    concerning all the real rules of kashrut, where one must also live the organic lifestyle as a part of the kosher
    lifestyle. I am saying this because many people will do this sort of thing like going to a Gentile restaurant to
    only get a salad at the salad bar. While there the person sees that some bacon bits have found their way onto
    the salad, because someone's child didn't keep the spoon in its "right" place. So being ignorant, the person
    simply wipes it off on a napkin and then eats the same lettuce and salad. Not to mention all the other things
    unkosher restaurants do in the back when preparing the things for the salad bar. Such as cut the lettuce and
    other items on the same table where unkosher meats were or they might even use the same knife. Not
    counting the chlorinated water they use to rinse everything with, and unkosher soaps and so forth.
    This is how some people approach the laws of Kashrut, but you must never act in this way. First and
    foremost, if the restaurant is not strictly "Kosher" and "organic" and if they [the restaurant] do not use only
    spring water or non-chlorinated well water you cannot even consider such a place. The whole place and all
    that is in it must be rendered 'unkosher.' As well as all such foods in the "pork and beans" scenario. Just for
    your information, I personally know of no truly kosher restaurant, despite what they might advertise. One
    must always make sure that any "kosher restaurant" is also truly organic and does not use chlorinated                waters, etc, as listed above.  

12. Despite what "Rabbinical Judaism" says in regards to meat and dairy, we at Mefachadim do not see
     things with their point of view. We at Mefachadim know that in this regard, they add to the laws of
     HaShem and even condemn Abraham by their 'oral' laws - of which oral laws we deem apostate in 
     nature. "Rabbinical Judaism" does not allow the mixing, nor the eating of dairy and meats together. They
     even go so far as to having separate dishes and utensils, and even refrigerators for the separation of such
     things. However, don't tell that to our righteous, and not evil patriarch Abraham, [blessed be he forever] who
     gave meat, milk and butter to the three holy travelers that came to visit him in the plains of Mamre [Genesis
     18]. For this is what the Torah truly says that counters mainstream so-called 'Judaism,' which is not Judaism
     at all in our opinion. "And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a
     young man; and he hasted to dress it. And he [Abraham] took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had
     dressed, and set such before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did dine.  [Genesis 
     18:7-8]." This totally goes against "Rabbinical Judaism" and boldly condemns any oral man-made traditions.
     Keep in mind that the Torah itself is the standard!! To go along with this thought, let us look at # 13.

13. In Exodus 23:19, 34:26 and Deut 14:21 the commandment is the same: "Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his
     mother's milk." Well, according to the Torah, you must not add, nor subtract from the details, nor the wording
     of individual commandments. With that being said, this particular commandment does not forbid the seething
     of a kid with the milk of another goat or other kosher animal. This proves that the "rabbinical" oral tradition of
     not eating dairy and meats together is a totally unnecessary addition to the holy torah, and not of HaShem!          It is utter non-sense. Furthermore, if their 'tradition' were of HaShem, the commandment would have been
     more simplistic, like: "Do not seethe a kid in milk." Therefore, the reasoning behind the real commandment
     seems to be leaning toward a heart felt sorrow for the mother of the kid, and not wanting to "heap abuse on
     top of injury." With that being said, you must not eat such meat if someone has cooked a kid in its mother's
     milk, so that you will not share in their sin. That food must be given to the dogs or some other unkosher
     animal, if it is totally organic. Also, the one who broke the commandment must repent for breaking it.

14. If a person dies inside a home or building, all the food and any manner of drink within that home or building is
     rendered unkosher during any biblical holiday, but not during a regular day. This rule is only for clean
     individuals during biblical holidays, but not for someone that became defiled because of the dead body.
     Defiled individuals can eat such food and drink such drinks during the holidays, because an unclean person
     cannot celebrate at the Temple anyway, nor participate in any sacred meal from such holidays, including
     the eating of the tithe or any fulfilled vow meal or any offering [Leviticus 7:20-21, 22:3, Numbers 19:15].  

15. In regards to kosher and clean animals, all manner of fat and blood is considered unkosher for the eater, but
     not to those that offer sacrifices on the holy bronze altar. For the one that gives sacrifices, the fat is placed
     upon the wood that is upon the bronze altar and the blood is either sprinkled against the altar, or is poured
     out upon it. Now as far as the eater, and even the hunter is concerned, here are some commandments:
     a. "For whosoever eateth the fat of the beast, of which men offer an offering made by fire unto Yehowah,
         even the soul that eateth [it] shall be cut off from his people [Lev 7:25].". 
     b. "Whatsoever soul [it be] that eateth any manner of blood, even that soul shall be cut off from his
         people [Lev 7:27]."
     c. And whatsoever man [there be] of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which
         hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and
         cover it with dust [Lev 17:13].

16. Certain things are only considered "kosher" to be eaten at the Temple in Jerusalem:
     "Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, or of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy
     herds or of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy freewill offerings, or heave offering of
     thine hand: But thou must eat them before the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD thy God shall
     choose, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that
     [is] within thy gates: and thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God in all that thou puttest thine hands

17. You must not eat any sacrificial animal without actually sacrificing it at the Temple, unless it is too far to do
     such things. Now the sacrifical animals are these: cows, goats, sheep, doves and pigeons. Here is such a
     "When Yehowah thy God shall enlarge thy border, as He hath promised thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat
     flesh, because thy soul longeth to eat flesh; thou mayest eat flesh, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. If the
     place which Yehowah thy God hath chosen to put His name there be too far from thee, then thou shalt kill
     of thy herd and of thy flock, which Yehowah hath given thee, as I have commanded thee, and thou shalt eat
     in thy gates whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. Even as the roebuck and the hart is eaten, so thou shalt eat
     them: the unclean and the clean shall eat [of] them alike. Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the
     blood [is] the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh. Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it upon
     the earth as water" [Deuteronomy 12:20-24].
     This commandment clearly points out the fact that all manner of killing must be a sacrifice to Yehowah, if 
     the person lives relatively close to the Temple. Keep in mind that they did not have cars and trucks when
     this commandment was given. Rather, the people would either walk to the Temple or carry their animal by
     donkey or wagon to the Temple, such as a goat or lamb. 

These are the animals you are allowed to eat according to the Torah:

      Among the mammals, or animals, that walk on four legs, only these you may eat:
      Those animals whose hoof is completely divided, and that regurgitate their food,
      and chew it again; which, is chewing cud (Leviticus 11). Here is a list of some 
      of those type of animals:

     1.  Addax
     2.  Antelope
     3.  Big Horn Sheep
     4.  Blackbuck
     5.  Blesbok
     6.  Bongo
     7.  Buffalo
     8.  Bushbuck
     9  Caribou
    10.  Cow (and many varieties of these)
    11.  Dik Dik
    12.  Eland
    13.  Elk
    14.  Gazelle
    15.  Gemsbok
    16.  Gerenuk
    17.  Giraffe
    18.  Goat (and many varieties of these)
    19.  Goral
    20.  Hartebeest
    21.  Hirola
    22.  Impala
    23.  Kafue Lachwe or Kafue Lechwe
    24.  Kudu
    25.  Klipspringer
    26.  Markhor
    27.  Moose
    28.  Mule Deer
    29.  Muntjac
    30.  Musk Ox   
    31.  Nilgai
    32.  Nyala
    33.  Okapi
    34.  Oribi
    35.  Oryx
    36.  Pronghorn
    37.  Reedbuck
    38.  Reindeer
    39.  Sable
    40.  Sheep (and many varieties of such)
    41   Sitatunga
    42.  Springbuck 
    43.  Steenbok
    44.  Takin
    45.  Topi
    46.  Tsessebe
    47.  Urial
    48.  Waterbuck
    49.  White Tail Deer
    50.  Wildebeest
    51.  Yak

  Common foods you see people eating in this category which are NOT allowed to be eaten

    Pork / Ham / Swine
    Wild boar

  Uncommon foods or "not so common" foods that are NOT allowed to be eaten:


 Among the aquatic life of the world, only aquatic life that have fins and also scales are you allowed to eat;
 whether from fresh water, or salt water. Those scales must also cover the whole fish, unlike Tuna which 
 only has some. Here is a small list of fish you can eat.

          Common Snook
          Jack Mackerel
          Tarpon Fish
                   and the like........

  Common foods you see people eating in this category which are NOT allowed to be eaten:
        Shark fins

II. Water Life animals and creatures
A complete list of Kosher animals [below]
There are three things that run in common with
all of these animals: 

1. The first one is the most helpful when
   hunting or when you are hungry and you
   are NOT close to the animal at all to
   determine if it is kosher, but you are
   standing afar off. All kosher animals
   have horns on top of their head
   whereas, the pig, even though it has a 
   split hoof, does not have horns. Likewise,
   even though the rabbit and the camel 
   chew the cud, they don't have horns either.
   The Rinno has a single horn, but it is on its
   face, not on the top of its head, plus it
   doesn't have hoofs, let alone split hoofs.

2. They re-chew their food, that is: they
   chew the cud.

3. Their hoof footprints show or display
   two "toes" or a pair of markings like this
   one from the "Kafue Lechwe."

     These are cow prints, but the cow was
     walking around in mud, therefore the prints
     are not "well" defined here. The one on the
     right, however, shows more of its two
1. kosher vs. unkosher animals. Here is a list of kosher and unkosher animals
2. Is Kudu meat kosher? Yes!! Here is a list of kosher and unkosher animals.
3. Is a llama kosher? No!! Here is a list of kosher and unkosher animals.
4. Is Salmon kosher? Yes!! Here is a list of kosher and unkosher fish and 
5. Is Salmon unkosher? No, rather is is kosher. Here is a list of kosher and
  unkosher fish and animals.
6. Kosher meat - what are you allowed to eat? Here is a list of kosher and
  unkosher fish and animals.
7. Unkosher mammal list - Here is a list of kosher and unkosher animals.
8. Are alpacas kosher? No!!! Here is a list of kosher and unkosher animals.
9. Is alpaca meat kosher? No!! Here is a list of kosher and unkosher animals.
10. Unkosher food list - Here is a list of kosher and unkosher animals.
11. Organic kosher animals - Here is a list of kosher animals and how they are
   rendered organic.
12. Kosher and organic animals - Here is a list of kosher animals and how they
   are rendered organic.
13. List of Kosher animals - Here is a list of kosher and unkosher animals.
14. List of Kosher fish - Here is a list of kosher and unkosher fish.
15. List of unkosher fish - Here is a list of kosher and unkosher fish.
16. Are Giraffes Kosher? Yes!! They always have been. Here is a list of kosher
   and unkosher animals?
17. Is giraffe meat kosher? Yes!! It always has been!! Here is a list of kosher
   and unkosher animals?
18. Unkosher food list - Here is a list of kosher and unkosher animals?
19. kosher meat alpaca. No!!! Here is a list of kosher and unkosher animals?
20. Is wildebeest kosher? Yes!! Here is a list of kosher and unkosher animals?
21. What is unkosher? This a term derived from the Jewish religion called
   Judaism concerning what types of animals are and are not allowed to be
   eaten as dictated by their God, the God of Israel - Yehowah.
22. Is shrimp unkosher? Yes!!! Here is a list of kosher and unkosher sea life.
23. Is shrimp kosher? No!!! Here is a list of kosher and unkosher sea life.
24. Why are pigs not kosher? Because they do not meet the requirements of Jewish
25. Kosher Dietary Laws - a complete list of kosher animals and Torah law.
26. Kosher Animal List - a complete list of kosher animals and Torah law.
27. What are kosher animals? Here is a complete list of Kosher animals. 
28. Animals that chew the cud. Here is a complete list of Kosher animals.
29. Animals Fit to Eat. A complete list of clean and unclean animals. 
30. Clean and unclean animals - a complete list.
31. Commentary on Leviticus 11 - Explaining the dietary laws of the Jewish bible.
32. Explaining Leviticus 11 - Commenting on the dietary laws of the Jewish Bible.
33. Are llamas kosher? No, according to biblical law. Here is a complete list
    of kosher animals.
34. Are impalas kosher? Yes. Here is a complete list of kosher animals.
35. What are Kosher animals? Here is a webpage explaining that very thing.
36. What is kosher? This page gives the run down of the meaning of the word 
37. Explaining kashurut. Pleasee click here
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