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Animals Act 1971

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11General interpretation

In this Act—

  • " common land ", and " town or village green " have the same meanings as in the Commons Registration Act 1965;

  • " damage " includes the death of, or injury to, any person (including any disease and any impairment of physical or mental condition);

  • " fault " has the same meaning as in the Law Reform (Contributory Negligence) Act 1945;

  • " fencing" includes the construction of any obstacle designed to prevent animals from straying;

  • " livestock" means cattle, horses, asses, mules, hinnies, sheep, pigs, goats and poultry, and also deer not in the wild state and, in sections 3 and 9, also, while in captivity, pheasants, partridges and grouse;

  • " poultry " means the domestic varieties of the following, that is to say, fowls, turkeys, geese, ducks, guinea-fowls, pigeons, peacocks and quails ; and

  • " species " includes sub-species and variety.

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