In addition to ISAR’s model legislation, we have on occasion produced monographs. Note for example Harming Companion Animals: Liability and Damages (Second Edition).  There the reader will learn that the monograph has been written for the benefit of the layperson whose companion animal has been harmed by negligent or intentional conduct (or, occasionally, by a breach of contract). 

Harming Companion Animals: Liability and Damages does not deal with criminal conduct. Instead, it is intended to arm the layperson in dealing with the civil consequences of negligent and intentional acts against animals. There are currently laws in every state criminalizing illegal behavior toward animals in general, and companion animals in particular.


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