Under the proposed Mordan legal system animals cannot be property. Instead animal husbandry is legally described as a form of guardianship. Consequently theft of animals is legally impossible, nevertheless it is desirable to create an offence with a similar effect: animal abduction. Continue reading Animal Abduction
Here we will give a short overview of Mordan Property Law. Since this is still a proposal, we restricts this discussion the essential features of Mordan Property Law. We will cover three topics: immovable property, movable property and animals.
All land is the inalienable property of the people. Though the government will be responsible to manage this on behalf of the people, it will be incorrect to refer to land as “state” or “government property”.
With the exception of animals (see below) the law on movable property will not differ much from most terrestrial legal sytems. Full ownership of both personal and capital goods will possible and expropriation is not allowed without due cause and adequate compensation.
Under Mordan law animals cannot be owned by humans, as they are not things but sentient beings. Nevertheless people can keep, under certain limitations, animals. However, this relation will be a type of guardianship rather than ownership.
Since animals are not property, they cannot be sized for the settlement of debts. The forfeiture of animals is only possible for the sake of animal welfare or public health.
The Mordan Animal Welfare Code will consist of five books. Continue reading Animal Welfare Code