# Moving muktzeh in a slight fashion, moving part of it without moving it completely, is forbidden. <ref>The Ran 51b writes that moving an item in a slight fashion (Tiltul Bmiksat) is forbidden. See Eliya Rabba 311:23. Bet Yosef 308:40 quotes this as the halacha. Pri Megadim M"Z 336:4 and Mishna Brurah 308:151 agree.</ref> Therefore, some say that it is forbidden to pet an animal on Shabbat.<ref>Sheilat Shlomo 1:172, Piskei Teshuvot 308 fnt. 446</ref> Others are lenient.<ref>Shulchan Aruch 302:11 writes that it is permitted to wipe one’s dirty hands on a horse tail. Biur Halacha quotes the Tosefet Shabbat who is bothered that it is moving muktzeh. Biur Halacha answers that perhaps the hair isn’t part of the animal itself and isn’t muktzeh. Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (v. 3 ch. 27 fnt. 53) suggested that the hair isn’t muktzeh since it is designated for using to clean one’s hands. Rav Nevinsal in Byitzchak Yikareh 302:11 echoes this idea.</ref>
==Trapping Animals on Shabbat==
# See the page on the melacha of [[Tzad]] ([[Trapping]]).
# One may kill an animal whose bite poses a danger to a person's life, such as a poisonous snake or yellow scorpion. <ref>Shulchan Aruch 316:10, Shemirat
[[Shabbat ]] KeHilchata 25:1</ref>
==Riding an Animal==