Just got a notice of a continuing legal ed seminar on it from the State bar:
"Do you practice family law, estate planning, personal injury, or criminal law?
If so, this is a must attend seminar. Animal Law is a developing area of law that encompasses all of these practice areas. When your client comes to you with an Animal Law issue, be prepared by using the tools and tips presented in this seminar.
Practice family law? Future trends in custody disputes and the property issue will be covered. How about estate planning? Pet trust statutes, tax considerations, and the law of estate planning for companion animals will be discussed."
Estate planning for your cat? The little sucker won't miss you for a nanosecond, just go looking for someone else to feed it.