Will pets' legal status change? One veterinary industry lawyer weighs in

Will pets' legal status change? One veterinary industry lawyer weighs in

Many consider pets family members, but what does it mean in the eyes of the law?
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May 27, 2015

Will pets’ legal status ever change?

A change from pets’ status as property to family member is a slippery slope, says Mark Cushing, JD, of the Animal Policy Center. Listen as he explains why there’s currently no support for such a paradigm shift.

But what about the human-animal bond? Aren’t veterinarians trying to have it both ways?

"It seems heartless," Cushing says of the tension between the idea of pets as family members and pets as property, but legal relationships among people are also limited. Click to hear more.


 

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