Fur better or worse: Spanish couples can divorce each other, but not their pets

Spanish judges must now weigh pets’ welfare in custody battles

11 January 2022 - 19:37 By Thomas Gualtieri

In Spain, judges have one more thing to weigh in custody battles — animals’ feelings. 

Under a new law identifying animals as sentient, judges must consider their welfare when deciding who gets to keep pets after a couple breaks up. They will also decide how to split the costs of care between warring former partners.  ..

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