I always get the email or phone call asking, “Why won’t anyone put a stop to Hartz? Why isn’t there a lawsuit?” Invariably we all think, “If this kind of poisoning were happening to humans, the FDA and media would be all over this and the problem would cease to exist.”
The sad truth is that our pets are “property.” They’re objects with no rights, feelings or emotions. I was reminded of this this afternoon when I received an email from my child’s school. The school is adding a service dog to it’s staff and we’ve all been told that:
The service dog is not a pet when the dog is at school; the courts have ruled that an ASDA dog is a “highly trained and well socialized indispensable durable medical device for the child.”
The key word here is “device”. The courts consider animals devices. Things. Objects.
What are your thoughts on this? Am I wrong or off base?