Apr 16, 2014 8:30 AM
You already consider your pet a part of the family, but would you also consider her a person? In his new book, Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs ($17), David Grimm outlines the case that pets may soon be granted a protected legal status. With cats receiving organ transplants and dogs having their own lawyers in custody disputes, pets currently have more rights than ever. The prospect may seem a little far-fetched (pun!), but if the government can declare corporations "people", why not your dog?