A divorce battle involving the custody of dogs has caused a judge to draw a line in the sand…
A couple in Canada is involved in a heated custody battle over a couple of dogs and the judge has ruled that the dogs can’t be treated like kids. Instead, they should be treated as property.
“Many dogs are treated as members of the family with whom they live. But after all is said and done, a dog is a dog. At law it is property, a domesticated animal that is owned. At law it enjoys no familial rights.” (cbc.ca)
Now I’m sure this might rub some people the wrong way, but the judge says when you look at it with logical, dispassionate thought… there is a big difference between children and pets.
- “In Canada, we tend not to purchase our children from breeders.
- “We tend not to breed our children with other humans to ensure good bloodlines, nor do we charge for such services.
- “When our children are seriously ill, we generally do not engage in an economic cost/benefit analysis to see whether the children are to receive medical treatment, receive nothing or even have their lives ended to prevent suffering.
- “When our children act improperly, even seriously and violently so, we generally do not muzzle them or even put them to death for repeated transgressions.” (cbc.ca)
You can read more about it HERE.