Tuesday, October 30, 2012

California animal law crawls forward...

A good opinion by a California appellate court last week.  Apologies for the delay in posting this; just dropped the in-laws off at LAX and am catching up on things.

At any rate, I say "good" rather than "great" because while Martinez v. Robledo holds that companion animal owners may recover reasonable costs for the treatment of a wrongfully injured companion - as opposed to mere market value - the court expressly stops short of acknowledging any sentimental, intrinsic or other value.  Very disappointing for a state that often leads the nation in progressive thinking in so many other regards. 

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