Georgia Reports Volume 118

Georgia Reports Volume 118

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...because in the remote past the ownership of his progenitors may have been considered qualified or 'base, ' seems to me untenable on its face. The ancient idea that ' animals which do not serve for food, and which therefore the law holds to have no intrinsic value, ' were not the subject of larceny (4 Bl. Com. 236), has passed away. Now the stomach is not the only criterion of value. Even then, as already stated, a civil action could be brought for the loss of a dog. Generally property which may be sold and possession delivered is a subject of levy (omitting choses in action and equitable assets). 7 Am. & Eng. Enc. L 127. " The dog has been very often before the courts of the different States and of different countries, and has been the subject of a good deal of judicial humor and of judicial learning; but it bears a tinge of the ridiculous to contend that, however many and however valuable dogs a man may own, he can not be made to pay his debts if he will only invest his money in dogs, --a contention which reminds one of the very solemn discussions in a certain court, at a time not very long past as to whether the oyster was a wild animal. Before the courts, the dog has received a treatment as varied as that given him by authors. As illustrative of the widely different light in which judges have viewed him, I cite only one or two cases. Monroe, J., in 10 Rich. (S. C.) 52, indulged in some vituperative epithets upon a poor canine who was so unfortunate as to he run over by a railroad train. On the other hand, in the case of State v. Harriman, 75 Me. 562, in which it majority of the court held that dog did not fall within the criminal statute of that State against the killing or wounding of 'domestic...
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  • Paperback | 438 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 776g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236889924
  • 9781236889928