The Daily Halacha Moment - Closing Doors and Traping🚪
״כל השונה הלכות בכל יום - מובטח לו שהוא בן העולם הבא״ (נידה עג ע״א, מגילה כח:)
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May one close a door if an animal is in the room?
Even trapping an animal without explicit intention to trap the animal is problematic.
Therefore, one may not close the door to a room because one is cold if one will trap an animal that entered the room as well.  However, one may close a window to a room that has a sparrow trapped in it if one does not have intention to trap, such as if one is cold. 
If one accidentally captured an animal, such as if one closed the door to a room, and realizes that there was an animal trapped in the room, he does not have to open the door to set the animal free. 
One may close the door to a room where there is an animal that is already tied up. Similarly, if an animal is trapped in a closed room, one may lock the door of the room to further secure the door. 
. See Chazon Ovadia, Shabbat, vol. 5, p. 97 who states that this is a disagreement in the poskim, and it is proper to be stringent. See also in Halichot Olam, vol. 4, p. 8.
. See Mishnah Berurah 316:5 and Chazon Ovadia, Shabbat, vol. 5, p. 99, who explain that since the sparrow is so small, it is not considered “confined” in a room on a biblical level, rather it is only rabbinically prohibited, as explained above. Therefore, since one has no intention to capture the bird, it would be permitted to close the window.
. Chazon Ovadia, Shabbat, vol. 5, p. 99.
. See Shulchan Aruch 316:6 and Mishnah Berurah; Chazon Ovadia, Shabbat, vol. 5, p. 100; Menuchat Ahavah, vol. 3, 17:8.
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