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The Economic Value of Companion Animals: A Legal and Anthropological Argument for Special Valuation

Geordie Duckler


8 Animal L. 199 (2001)
Publish Date:
2001
Place of Publication: Animal Law Review at Lewis & Clark School of Law
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The special nature of companion animals can be assigned a monetary worth in the form of an animal’s “special value” to the owner distinct from a market value. A legal analysis of the remedy of wrongful death, a sociological analysis of comparable treatment of infants, and an anthropological analysis of the role of domesticated animals all contribute toward constructing criteria for that valuation.

 

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