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Spanish Government Considers Welfare Of Pets In Divorce Battles

The government of Spain on Wednesday has passed a law to consider the welfare of pets when couples break up or divorce. The law claims that couples should take shared responsibility and custody of their animals. The Spanish lawmakers have arrived at such a decision because they believe any parents will agree that their pets like dogs or cats are a part of their family. Last month, the Congress of Deputies, Spain’s lower house, passed a law stating that pets are now considered “sentient beings.” Spain is not the only country that considers the welfare of pets, but also the countries like the United States, Portugal, New Zealand, Slovakia, Germany and France have opted to treat pets as living beings rather than objects that can be divided during the separation of couples. In Octob...

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