take it away, bleed it, give it back.
Reading about the gingerbread man reminded me of this:
How irrational the Society could be was experienced by the sister-in-law of ex-bethelite William (Bill) Cetnar when ...
at the suggestion of her veterinarian, she had a blood transfusion given to her poodle to prolong its life. She couldn't believe Bill [Cetnar]when he told her that the Society would say she had violated God's law. At his urging she wrote the Society on the matter and the response she received informed her that she had done wrong. Phyllis thought that this was ridiculous. She wrote again and asked if her cat eating a mouse would also be a problem; was this too against God's law? She was told that she should keep the cat under restraint and be more careful in handling it. She thought to herself, "How many cats have I seen which have drained the blood of their mouse victim before eating it?"
Recounted by Joan Cetnar