Do you believe that your pet has a soul?
According to the New York Daily News, attorney Susan Chana Lask has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a pet owner and asked the court to make that exact determination.
Under New York law, like almost every other state, a pet is only considered to be “personal property.”
Dog owner Elena Zakharova contends that pets are living creatures that feel love and pain.
So when the pet store sold her a dog with severe physical handicaps, she filed suit and requested money damages for vet bills and also for pain and suffering on behalf of her dog.
Lask contends that pets should be treated the same as human beings in this context.
Many animal owners believe that their pets have souls.
This is an interesting concept, that will be sorted out by the courts, as animal rights continue to evolve.