John Murphy, Christian Witting and James Goudkamp

in Street on Torts

Edition 13

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199554447
Published online June 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191763632 | DOI:

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This chapter examines liability in tort damage caused by animals. It discusses the five categories of liability and explains that the first consists of common law liability while the rest are derived from the Animals Act 1971. It explains the provisions of the act concerning liability for dangerous animals, straying livestock, and for injury to livestock caused by dogs. This chapter also analyzes several relevant court cases.

Keywords: liability; tort damage; animals; common law liability; Animals Act 1971; dangerous animals; straying livestock; injury caused by dogs

Chapter.  2955 words. 

Subjects: Tort Law

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