This Note introduces a new approach for resolving the issue of inadequate compensation for pet loss by arguing for the adoption of a new classification of personal property called inimitable property. The new categorization takes into consideration the live, conscious, and unique qualities of pets that distinguish them from other sorts of inanimate property.
Note, Catching the Unique Rabbit: Why Pets Should Be Reclassified as Inimitable Property under the Law , 57 Clev. St. L. Rev. 167 (2009)