This pet trust is to establish funding of trust, management of trust assets, pet care during the settlor’s lifetime, trust use and distribution, trustee powers, right to direct investments, revocation or amendment, governing law, and perpetuities savings clause.
Because rights and duties are cognate, animals cannot only enjoy being protected by rights. They will also be subject to corresponding duties. But being unable to comprehend those duties and moral foundations, animals cannot have rights.
Even if animals are not granted legal rights, they most certainly must be granted legal considerations. … An animal does not have the same legal rights as a human but legal duties and considerations must nonetheless be emphasized. This duty is not due to the animal capacity for reason, speech, or language.