OK, I have a question for any takers: Deuteronomy 14:21 says this: "YOU must not eat any body [already] dead. To the alien resident who is inside your gates you may give it, and he must eat it; or there may be a selling of it to a foreigner, because you are a holy people to Jehovah your God.... I realise under the Mosaic law they were forbidden to eat unbled meat. So, it is obvious that this is why they could not eat a animal that they found that had died, say from natural causes. But why were they allowed to give it to a alien resident or a foreigner??? The Witnesses teach that they are still to obstain from blood today. And that this was not done away with with the Mosaic law.
You know....this is a particularly interesting question given the fact that the Society asserts that the "no blood" commandment that Jehovah gave to Noah, applies to ALL mankind and not just the Israelites:
*** w 04 6/15 pp. 14-15 Rightly Value Your Gift of Life ***
After the Flood, mankind started anew with just eight souls. In a declaration applying to all humans, God revealed more about his evaluation of life and blood. He said that humans could eat animal flesh, but he set this restriction: "Every moving animal that is alive may serve as food for you. As in the case of green vegetation, I do give it all to you. Only flesh with its soul—its blood—you must not eat." (Genesis 9:3, 4)................ God continued: "Your blood of your souls shall I ask back. From the hand of every living creature shall I ask it back; and from the hand of man, from the hand of each one who is his brother, shall I ask back the soul of man. Anyone shedding man’s blood, by man will his own blood be shed, for in God’s image he made man." (Genesis 9:5, 6) You can see from this declaration to the whole human family that God views a man’s blood as standing for his life.
The scripture in Deuteronomy that Lady Liberty quoted above proves that this ban on eating blood was binding ONLY upon the Israelities, not anyone else. And to compound the problem, the Society has always likened the "Great Crowd" to the "alien residence" that resided with the Israelites:
*** w 03 2/15 p. 20 What Does the Lord’s Evening Meal Mean to You? *** Like ancient Israel’s alien residents who worshiped Jehovah and submitted to the Law, today’s other sheep accept Christian responsibilities, such as preaching the good news along with the members of spiritual Israel. Just as no alien resident could become Israel’s king or a priest, however, none of these other sheep can as such rule in the heavenly Kingdom or serve as priests.—Deuteronomy 17:15.
Therefore, according to their own interpretations, the Great Crowd today should not be under the "no blood" ban. If the Israelites (always 'forshadowing Spiritual Israel') could sell unbled animals to the 'alien residence' (always forshadowing the Great Crowd), then clearly, this law was not binding upon "all humans".