December 2, 2015

"Dogs given new legal status as sentient beings in France" - dogheirs.com

"Former education minister Luc Ferry signed the petition and said the Napoleonic legislation was "absurd". He said, "No one has ever tortured a clock. Animals suffer, they have emotions and feelings. It is not a question of making animals subjects of the law…but simply of protecting them against certain forms of cruelty.""
HERE IN FULL.