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Rebekah Lusk, Esq. & Animal Welfare Groups Against Emotional Damages for Pet Owners

Rebekah Lusk, Esq. who received a six figure jury verdict for the shooting of a family dog, discusses in this interview the amicus brief filed by animal welfare groups that argue against any emotional damages for pet owners for the death of a pet, whether intentional or negligent. The brief, in the case of Brooks v. Jenkins, can be read in its entirety here. The groups filing the amicus brief include the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association, American Kennel Club, Cat Fanciers' Association, Animal Health Institute, American Veterinary Medical Association, National Animal Interest Alliance, American Pet Products Association, American Animal Hospital Association and The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council. Mr. Kray discusses the hypocrisy of these groups, who profit from having pet owners treat dogs as family members, only to disclaim this relationship in favor of increased profits.

August 13, 2013



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