24. No implied guarantee of quality of animals sold.

Except as provided by the relevant provisions of the Sale of Goods Act 19791 and the Consumer Rights Act 20142 there is no implied term about the quality or fitness for any particular purpose of animals supplied under a contract of sale, unless expressly provided for in the contract3.

On the sale of an animal, whether suffering from an infectious or contagious disease or not, the maxim caveat emptor applies; thus where a person sent diseased pigs to market and refused to give any warranty4, but stated that the animals must be taken 'with all faults', it was decided that