In Spain a dog is already considered something halfway between a property and a person. An owner leaves his dog with a waitress for the period he is away for an Erasmus project. But when he returns, the waitress doesn’t want to keep the pact. She takes the owner to court and the judge rules that also dogs have best interests that have to be taken into account. While babies in their mothers' wombs have lost the status of being a person, animals have just acquired it.