Case law developments

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A horse’s reaction to an unknown stimulus causing a person to be thrown from a trap which resulted in personal injury was a characteristic of an animal within the meaning of the Animals Act 1971 Section 2 (2) (b).  However a horse owner was not...
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An Equestrian Centre that had supplied a horse which had bucked when it went into a canter resulting in the rider falling off and sustaining a personal injury, was not liable under the Animals Act 1971 Section 2 (2), and in any event the Equestrian Centre...
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A keeper of an animal was not strictly liable under the Animals Act 1971 Section 2 for the damage done by the animal because, on the evidence, the animal’s dangerous and causative behaviour, namely the exception and exaggerated agitation in the...
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The word "normally” in the Animals Act 1971 Section 2 (2) (b) meant "conforming to type” and did not exclude cases where the relevant characteristic was natural, though unusual, in the animal that had caused the damage complained of....
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The owner and rider of a horse that collided with a motorist and caused an accident was not strictly liable under the Animals Act 1971 Section 2 (2) because the risk of damage was not due to a characteristic normally found in horses in the particular...

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