I blogged about this a few weeks ago here in what turned out to be an often-read post. Now the Christian Science Monitor weighs in:
Dozens of law schools around the country - including Harvard, Georgetown, and Yale - offer animal law classes that have segments on pet custody. The Animal Legal Defense Fund has filed briefs in several divorce cases, urging the judge to consider the pet's interest, and at least two law firms in California have partners who specialize in the area.
The CSM's full take on the topic is here.