Questions involving animals may arise in examinations in a number of ways. A question of which the main ingredient is nuisance or Rylands v Fletcher (1868) or negligence may involve animals, but in this chapter we are concerned with questions in which the topic being tested is mainly the Animals Act 1971 and related common law issues.
Henry owns a large dog that has a tendency to attack people in uniform. Henry keeps the dog tied up in his garden with a substantial chain. Unfortunately, there is a latent defect in one link of the chain and, when Pat the postman goes to the front door of the house to deliver ...