Man and beast joined, by court order

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3 February 2005, VALENCIA - A Spanish court has awarded two mounted police officers ownership of the horses they habitually used because of the "affective relationship" resulting from years of companionship.

3 February 2005

VALENCIA - A Spanish court has awarded two mounted police officers ownership of the horses they habitually used because of the "affective relationship" resulting from years of companionship.

The officers of the National Police had requested personal ownership of "Nivel" and "Imitador" - the mounts the two men had used for years.

The police command rejected the petition, so the officers took the case to court.

The court, in its ruling, said it took into account "the special affective relationship produced between the animal and he who rode it and took care of it over a period of several years."

It is thought to be the first case of its kind in Spain.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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