This article focuses on recent developments in litigation and legislation involving the injury or death of animals. The article first discusses recent veterinary 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.
Rebecca J. Huss, Recent Developments in Animal Law, 40 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 233 (2005).