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Jan Trendowski: Judges Can Sentence Abusers To Care For Injured Creatures

, The Connecticut Law Tribune


Traditional trust law requires that the subject of a trust be a person. People who wanted to provide care for their pets as part of their estate were required to create complex testamentary documents, often to no avail if they were challenged. To remedy this situation, Connecticut, like most other states, passed legislation expressly permitting trusts where the beneficiary is an animal.

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