Alaskan Divorce Proceedings Now Protect The Best Interests Of Pets

By Kristy Rice Feb 17, 2017

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Judges across the United States have the authority to take animal welfare into account when making divorce determinations, but as the Animal Legal Defense Fund points out, it is entirely up to their discretion whether they choose to do so.
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A recent case in Canada made headlines in December when a judge declared that the dog in question had "no familial rights" and threatened a couple with the sale of their pet to the highest bidder if the two could not come to an agreement about the custody of the animal.
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Alaska will be the first state in which the law requires the best interest of the animal be protected.
Source: Huffingtonpost | Washingtonpost
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