Monkey owner is strictly liable for injuries caused by it

March 3, 2016

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03-03-16.jpgThe owner or keeper of a monkey or other wild animal keeps him at his peril, and is liable for personal injuries inflicted by him, irrespective of any questions of negligence or knowledge of previous acts showing a vicious disposition.

Phillips v. Garner, 64 So. 735 (Miss., 1914)