Sunday, September 03, 2006
There's an article in the New York Times today about the increasing popularity - and new legitimacy - of animal lawyers in the U.S. Apparently it's not such a crazy idea anymore. Now you can go to Harvard Law School (among many others) and study animal law. An animal-law committee even exists in the ABA.
These specialized lawyers seek to establish companion animals as having more intrinsic value than, say, your sofa, and deal with a wide variety of cases that include things like veterinary malpractice, pet trusts, inhumane treatment, and the like.
Arthur says, it's about time.