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People, Property, or Pets?

Marc D. Hauser Fiery Cushman

9781557533807
230 pages
Purdue University Press
Overview
A child can't be owned, but parents are legally responsible for their child's care. A painting and a dog can be owned; both fall under the jurisdiction of the law and in particular, property rights. But why should a dog, man's best friend, an animal with a mind and emotions, fall under the same category as a painting? How could the law be so foolish? Requiring legal guardianship for animals would have radical consequences for how we live our lives.
Author Bio
Marc Hauser, Fiery Cushman and Matthew Kamen, Editors