148.2 Trespass by domestic animals

So far as domestic animals that are comprised in the term ‘livestock’, as defined1 in the Animals Act 1971, are concerned, the person to whom they belong is strictly liable for damage caused by their trespassing on another's land2. Cats are not within the Animals Act 1971, nor are they at common law the subject of strict liability for damage while trespassing3. Similarly, there is no liability for damage by trespassing dogs at common law or under the Animals Act 1971, although there is strict liability under statute for dogs

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