Monthly Archives: May 2018

ANIMALS ACT 1971 – STRICT LIABILITY FOR FARMERS

If an animal injures someone or causes damage to property, the owner of the animal may be liable under the Animals Act 1971 (the Act).  The Act imposes strict liability on the owner of an animal that escapes and causes damage to land, buildings or people.  Interpretation of the Act can be unpredictable.  For example:…
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