Recent Developments in Animal Law

Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Vol. 40, p. 233, 2005

18 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2007

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Rebecca J. Huss

Valparaiso University Law School


This article focuses on recent developments in litigation and legislation involving the injury or death of animals. The article first discusses recent vveterinary malpractice cases where the central issue was not related to damages. Next, the article analyzes recent cases that have focused on the appropriate way to value animals that have been injured or killed due to the tortious acts of another. Finally, this article highlights recent legislative efforts that allow for civil suits based on the injury or death of an animal.

Keywords: Animals, Veterinary, Damages, Legislation

JEL Classification: Z00

Suggested Citation

Huss, Rebecca J., Recent Developments in Animal Law. Available at SSRN:

Rebecca J. Huss (Contact Author)

Valparaiso University Law School ( email )

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