Friday, August 12, 2011

A Dog Helps Too Much?

Recently the NY Times presented a legal debate that some therapy animals might "help" too much.  The article is about Rosie, a golden retriever, who went on the stand with a rape victim.  The accused was convicted and the defense team thinks that Rosie is partly responsible for that.  They believe that the jury might have been swayed by the cuteness of the dog, rather than the facts.

What do you think?  Should animals be allowed on the stand?  Why or why not?


  1. I don't see any reason why an animal shouldn't be able to. If the jury is so easily swayed by a dog's cuteness, they'll be just as easily swayed by the cuteness of a child, or the noncuteness of anyone else in a negative way.

    I say, bring em on!


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