My View: Now We Can Provide for a Pet’s Future.
August 17, 2008.
The Sacramento Bee published an article by Richard Cupp discussing the recent California legislation allowing the establishment of legally enforceable pet trusts. Prior to this legislation only “honorary trusts” that were not legally enforceable could be created. Cupp recognizes that while this may be “a step down the slippery slope toward legal rights for animals” it is a step that does not necessarily lead to acceptance of animal rights because humans have a responsibility to provide care for a dependant animal.
New Law to Enforce Bequests for Pets
July 23, 2008. Los Angeles Times
Fido, Stay! With Me! Pet Trusts and Pet Protection Documents.
Winter 2008 Newsletter. American Bar Association