Text: “Pets’ welfare will be considered in divorce battles in Spain.” CNN World. https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/06/europe/pets-divorce-welfare-spain-scli-intl-wellness/index.html

Extract: “Spain will consider a pet’s welfare when couples divorce or break-up from Wednesday in a legal shift that strengthens the case for couples obtaining shared custody of their animals.The decision follows similar moves in France and Portugal and obliges judges to consider pets as sentient beings rather than objects owned by one or the other partner, a trend that was already underway before the law was passed.”

Courtroom judgements are forms of interpretation – interpretations of the law, of evidence, of precedents etc. In this particular case, how can we distinguish whether or not it is a good or bad interpretation?