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Liability for Animal Owners

Liability for Animal Owners

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Owners of wild animals are strictly liable for any injuries caused by the animals. Owners of domestic animals that have known, abnormally dangerous propensities are strictly liable for harm resulting from the abnormally dangerous propensity. Owners of domestic animals lacking known, dangerous propensities are only liable for negligence if they fail to act as a reasonably prudent person to prevent reasonably foreseeable harm.

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