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A Pet’s Life? It’s Worth Less Than A Candy Bar

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The North Carolina Industrial Commission ruled that a pet’s life has no value beyond the cost of a new dog of the same type. A pet has no intrinsic value. The ruling was made after NC State was accused of accidentally killing a dog and the owner’s sued. Pet owners, Herbert and Nancy Shera will appeal the ruling. Their lawyer noted several mistakes that occurred during the trial and ruling and he is optimistic the ruling will be overturned.
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 47, November 2010, p5-7