Commentary

188.1 Dogs under the control of a person

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
| Commentary

188.1 Dogs under the control of a person

| Commentary

188 Dogs

188.1 Dogs under the control of a person

Where a dog is proved to have injured cattle or poultry or chased sheep, a magistrates’ court may classify it a dangerous dog1 and order it to be destroyed, or direct the owner to keep the dog under proper control2.

Farmers and landowners, on occasion, resort to self help and shoot dogs which they know or believe to be harming stock. Such action may constitute a trespass to the property of the dog’s owner. However, the Animals Act 19713 gives statutory protection from civil proceedings to a person who kills or causes

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