| Commentary

148.1 Liability for animals

| Commentary

148 Domestic animals

148.1 Liability for animals

In general, where any damage is caused by an animal belonging to a dangerous species1 (or, in certain circumstances, a dangerous animal belonging to a non-dangerous species2), its keeper is strictly liable for the damage3. Where a dog causes damage by killing or injuring livestock its keeper is strictly liable, subject to certain exceptions4. The ordinary rules relating to negligence apply in the case of all animals5.

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