chapter  9
LIABILITY FOR ANIMALS
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In the Caribbean, the common law principles have been modified by statute in certain jurisdictions. For instance, the Animals (Civil Liability) Act 1980, Cap 194A (Barbados) has codified much of the law relating to liability for animals, using as its model the Animals Act 1971 of England and Wales; and the Trespass Act, Cap 392 (Jamaica) has amended the law relating to cattle trespass in that country. Also, legislation imposing strict liability for harm by dogs has been introduced in some jurisdictions.1