Wednesday, July 24, 2013

NY Court Approves Use of Therapy Dog during Testimony of 15-Year Old Abused by Her Father

An appellate decision handed down on July 10 puts New York in the column of states that allow trained dogs to accompany vulnerable witnesses during testimony.  The case involved a 15-year old girl testifying against her father, who had abused her for four years.  I have added a description of the case to a running article posted on the website of Michigan State University’s Animal Legal and Historical Center (see Part II for discussion of Tohom).

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