Hannah's Law-Make Pets Worth More than Property in Court
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Hannah's Law-Make Pets Worth More than Property in Court

    1. Rachelle VanDerWyst
    2. Petition by

      Rachelle VanDerWyst

      Scottsdale, AZ

Change AZ law recognizing pet companions as having intrinsic value.The loss of a pet companion due to negligence causes not only pain and/or death of the animal but also for the family . Emotional distress (the mental anguish suffered by the owner as a result of the negligent or intentional actions of the wrongdoer), loss of companionship, and the "intrinsic value" of the pet are all factors that should be taken into account when receiving compensation for this type of loss. A pet is not just a thing but occupies a special place somewhere in between a person and a piece of personal property. This may be the first step toward increasing the status of pets under law.

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    • michele bechtoldt OKAWVILLE, IL
      • about 1 month ago

      Change on animal neglect and cruelty needs to happen in arizona where my daughter lives

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    • Toni Pino SCOTTSDALE, AZ
      • 2 months ago

      I strongly believe that pet and any animal has morr value then property... They are living breathing just like us and have a heart and feelings....and deserve to have this law

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    • Jessica Wiley MESA, AZ
      • 2 months ago

      I believe this law will help change the future for pet owners for the better.

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    • Judy Colombo MESA, AZ
      • 2 months ago

      Animals are part of families. If not part of the family, people shouldn't have them. Abuse of any kind is should be jail time, for people as well as all animals.

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    • marlene price SAN JOSE, CA
      • 2 months ago

      To:

      Arizona Law Makers, Arizona Legislators

      Arizona Governor

      Arizona State House

      U.S. Senate

      Arizona State Senate

      U.S. House of Representatives

      I just signed the following petition addressed to: AZ Law Makers.

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      Change AZ law that recognizes pet companions as having intrinsic value.

      The loss of a pet companion due to negligence causes not only pain and/or death to the animal but also to the family . Emotional distress (the mental anguish suffered by the owner as a result of the negligent or intentional actions of the wrongdoer), loss of companionship, and the "intrinsic value" of the pet are all factors that should be taken into account when receiving compensation for this type of loss. A pet is not just a thing but occupies a special place somewhere in between a person and a piece of personal property. This may be the first step toward increasing the status of pets under law.

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      Sincerely,

      Sincerely,

      Marlene Price

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