51. Involuntary trespass.

(2)     Trespassing Animals

(i)     Liability for Trespassing Animals

51.     Involuntary trespass.

So far as those domestic animals are concerned which are comprised in the term 'livestock' as therein defined1, the Animals Act 1971 makes the person to whom they belong strictly liable for damage caused by their trespassing on another's land2, and this and the remedies open to the sufferer are dealt with elsewhere in this title3.

Horses on land in England are specifically excluded from this provision4. Cats are not within the statute, and nor were they at common law the subject of strict liability for