06 Jan '12, 9pm

Lawsuit aims to prove dogs have souls

Lawsuit aims to prove dogs have souls

The only problem is that pets are considered "property" under New York state law, and property can't feel pain. Lask isn't deterred, though β€” all she has to do is convince a judge that dogs have souls. Filed in Manhattan Civil Court, the lawsuit "requests humanity for Umka in that she be considered a living soul that feels pain," and seeks unspecified damages from Raising Rover. "Pets must be recognized as living souls, not inanimate property," Lask tells the Daily News. "Umka feels love and pain like any human being whose pain and suffering would be recognized in a court."

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/blogs/lawsuit-aims-to-prov...

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