ANIMAL LAW – German Attorneys at law

animal law, horse law, dog law, small animals law, farm law, livestock law, medicine law, animal purchase law, vet animal law, liability law, public hazard prevention, animal protection law, vets law, malpractise law, torts and damages in Germany, Europe and international

Legally speaking: are animals just things?

You may have already heard about it: legally speaking are animals to be seen us things. But is this true?
What’s the matter about this affirmation?

The German Civil Code (BGB) contains a provision in § 90a BGB that contains regulations concerning animals. The provision is based on the idea that an animal, as a fellow creature, should not be equated with a thing. This is why § 90a p.1 BGB also states that animals are not things. The provision was introduced into the BGB in 1990 by the Act to Improve the Legal Status of Animals in Civil Law (TierVerbG).

What about this common statement that animal are just things? This is not true and the German Law is really clear about that. Animal laws are really clear and a specialized team of animal lawyers will help you clarify all the legal questions you may have.

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”Gandhi

Legally speaking: are animals just things?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to top