Posts from May 2022.

1.       Animal Injuries

Dog bites, as most people know, make up the majority of injuries caused by animals.  In fact, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) has estimated that more than 4 million people are bitten by dogs in a year.[1]  And of these cases, more than 350,000 require medical attention each year.[2]  Children are the most common victims of dog bites, according to the CDC.[3]

Other kinds of animals, however, injure and kill thousands of people ever year in the United States.  Injuries caused by horses and cattle are the top of the list of animals that most commonly injure and kill ...

The California Court of Appeal once explained:

Keeping a pet dog is undoubtedly one of the most cherished forms in which the constitutionally protected right to own personal property is exercised.  To most people it is more than ownership of mere personal property.  More than once courts have recognized that the keeping of such pets is such an important part of our way of life, and have recognized the perhaps sentimental but nonetheless universally strong affection of [hu]mankind for the dog.[1]

With that sentiment in mind, it is no surprise there are dogs in more than 48 million ...

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