Dogs Act

Applies to the whole UK

Title: Dogs Act

Category: UK Law

Date: 1906

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General Description:

This aims to consolidate and amend the Enactments relating to injury to livestock by dogs. If a dog causes damage to cattle then the owner will be liable for the damage caused by the dog, and the person seeking damages shall have to prove a previous mischievous propensity by the dog or the owners knowledge of such mischievous propensity, or that the injury was due to negligence upon the part of the owner. The owner of the dog will be presumed to be the owner of the premises upon which the dog was kept, permitted to live or remain at the time of the injury, unless they can prove that this is not the case.

It also makes it illegal for any person to permit the carcass of any head of cattle belonging to him to remain unburied whereby dogs can gain access.

Pertinence to Agriculture: Livestock, Carcasses

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