Strict liability for animals is one of the oldest forms of strict liability in tort law. The topic concerns the problems that arise with both trespassing animals and attacking animals. This lesson discusses and illustrates the rules that apply to that area.
On completion of the lesson, students will be able to:
1. Discuss issues that arise with both trespassing animals and attacking animals.
2. Explain the limitations on recovery for these types of cases.
3. Analyze the issue that the harm must be within the dangerous propensities that makes the animal wild or a known dangerous domestic animal in order for strict liability to apply.