The claims of humans for the emotional distress they

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Unformatted text preview: nionship that he actually does suffer. The failure to recognize the reality of the relationship that exists between human companions and companion animals may also lead to a failure to permit damages for the emotional distress that a human companion suffers upon witnessing the circumstances of a companion animal’s wrongful death. “The claims of humans for the emotional distress they suffer after witnessing the wrongful killing of their companion animals and from the emotional distress and loss of companionship they suffer from the loss itself should be evaluated as are any other damages for tortuous injury. If human companions of companion animals are not compensated for the injuries they actually suffer, and no rational, fair, and sufficiently weighty policy considerations can justify this refusal, the overarching principle of full compensation for tortuous injury will be undermined by an irrationality and arbitrariness that should no t be part of the common law.” OTHER ARTICLES Bratspies, Rebecca M. Glowing in the Dark: How America’s Fi...
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2010 for the course BOUIZAN 352140 taught by Professor Scroeba during the Spring '10 term at Acton School of Business.

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