Awarding fixed damages for emotional distress on criminal damage to cats and dogs

I award $2,000 for emotional distress on the loss of you cat!

Judges should be under a legal obligation to award fixed damages for emotional distress in a claim for compensation for the illegal loss or injury of a cat or dog. In this article I’m referring to the way the courts undervalue companion dogs and cats and indeed other animals. If a person’s dog or …

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Animal abuse: prosecuting for criminal damage rather than animal cruelty

Steve Bouquet the devil incarnate

I’m referring to the UK but this argument may well apply to many other countries. Depending on the circumstances, in the UK, it is better for the prosecuting authorities to charge a person with criminal damage and not animal cruelty if that person or persons have been charged with serious animal cruelty offences. The …

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