Commentary

192 Disturbance of livestock

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
| Commentary

192 Disturbance of livestock

| Commentary

192 Disturbance of livestock

Livestock, being chattels, are subject to the general law of tort relating to interference with the property of another. Their owners also enjoy specific rights in relation to, for example, damage caused by dogs1. Conflict may also arise where farm animals and users of the countryside confront each other at certain times of the year. Lambing time is a particular concern for farmers. On the other hand, there have been a number of well publicised cases of responsible walkers (usually with dogs) being seriously injured by nervous young cattle.

If there is not a known tendency for

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