NALC Legal Topic Notes: Models / Procedures


The ‘keeper’ of an animal has a general duty to ensure that the animal does not cause injury or damage. Where the animal is of a dangerous species (i.e. a non-domesticated animal which usually causes damage when fully grown, such as a lion) the keeper will be liable for injury or damage caused unless the injury etc. was the fault of the sufferer (Animals Act 1971, sections 2(1) and 5(1)).

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