163. Worrying and injuring livestock.

163.     Worrying and injuring livestock.

If a dog worries livestock1 on any agricultural land2, the owner of the dog and, if it is in the charge of anyone other than its owner, that person also, is (subject to statutory defences) guilty of an offence3. Further, a person who keeps a dog which causes damage by killing or injuring livestock is absolutely liable for the damage4. Statutory defences also apply to this offence5. There are also restrictions on taking dogs onto access land6, or allowing them to remain there,