What If I Killed An Animal That Was Threatening My Sheep? Am I Liable?

Probably not. If you reasonably believe that an animal is about to or has already harmed you or your property, you are allowed to kill the animal. This defense to the cruelty statute will protect you from any liability.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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