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... to reconsider and redefine companion animal’s status under the civil law. Currently companion animals are considered property or chattel indistinguishable from a chair or an appliance.

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Categorizing companion animals as 'property' is no longer acceptable in modern society. Negligence, intentional acts, fraud, and all other civil torts and remedies must be modified to provide for an elevated status of companion animals in that they are living breathing beings, and any harm to them whether intentional or through acts of negligence must allow for all civil remedies. These civil remedies include, but are not limited to, compensation for non-economic damages (emotional damages, loss of companionship, pain and suffering) as well as expansion of the replacement value of the animal to take into consideration the animal as an intrinsic part of the family.



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