Judge Rules That In Divorce Dogs Are Considered Property, Not To Be Treated As Children
Posted: 11:23 pm Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
What do you think of this? A judge in canada issued a couple a 15 page decision denying a splitting couple the right to treating their dog like a child who needs custody. His decision was just a plain… no.
Justice Richard Danyliuk, of the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan, wrote in his ruling, “I say without reservation that the prospect of treating pets as children would be treated holds absolutely no attraction for me. My present task is not to act with emotion or to validate the personal perspective of pet owners within the legal context. Rather, it is to interpret and then apply the law. And for legal purposes, there can be no doubt: Dogs are property.”
In the case, the wife argued that once she and estranged husband separate, she should be allowed to keep their three dogs — Quill, Kenya and Willow — while allowing her almost ex to get only visitation rights for 90 minutes at a time.