THE MORAL DAMAGE OF OWNERS FROM ATTACKS ON THEIR PETS.
El daño moral de los dueños por ataques a sus mascotas
The legal regulations that rule pets and companion animals are found in the Civil Code, in the animal protection law and in the responsible pet and companion animal’s holding law. According to the latter, for a pet to be such, it must fulfill the purpose of accompanying and providing security to its owner. From such purposes it is derived that pets can be considered goods with a value of affection for him. However, these characteristics do not change their legal status, so they would still be goods, that means that they cannot suffer moral damage. The person who would suffer moral damage would always be the owner, since pets would be part of the owner’s patrimony.Reflexiona acerca del daño moral que padecen los dueños de las mascotas por las lesiones padecidas por estas últimas, especialmente atendida la normativa reciente de tenencia responsable de animales