The Boulder City Council is considering replacing all references to “animal owner” in municipal codes with the term “animal guardian.” The effort to change the code comes as part a national campaign from the animal rights group In Defense of Animals. As we continue to warn, the estate of your favorite cut of beef may someday see you in court (with an appointed lawyer), if your former “pet” dog doesn’t sue you first. (“Pet ‘owners’ may become ‘guardians,'” Scripps-Howard, 6/5/00.)