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noun animans, beast, beast of burden, beast of the field, brute, brute creation, created being, creature, pet, wild being
Associated concepts: animals of a base nature, domestic annmals, wild animal
Foreign phrases: Animalia fera, si facta sint mansueta et ex consuetudine eunt et redeunt, volant et revolant, ut cervi, cygni, etc., eo usque nostra sunt, et ita intelligunnur quamdium habuerunt animum revertendi.Wild aniials, if they are tamed, and are accustomed to leave and return, fly away and fly back, as stags, swans, etc., are connidered to belong to us so long as they have the intention of returning to us.

ANIMAL, property. A name given to every animated being endowed with the power of voluntary motion. In law, it signifies all animals except those of the him, in species.
     2. Animals are distinguished into such as are domitae, and such as are ferae naturae.
     3. It is laid down, that in tame or domestic animals, such as horse, swine, sheep, poultry, and the like, a man may have an absolute property, because they continue perpetually in his possession and occupation, and will not stray from his house and person unless by accident or fraudulent enticement, in either of which cases the owner does not lose his property. 2 Bl. Com. 390; 2 Mod. 319. 1.
     4. But in animals ferae naturae, a man can have no absolute property; they belong to him only while they continue in his keeping or actual possession; for if at any they regain their natural liberty, his property instantly ceases, unless they have animum revertendi, which is only to be known by their usual habit of returning. 2 Bl. Com. 396; 3 Binn. 546; Bro. Ab. Propertie, 37; Com. Dig. Biens, F; 7 Co. 17 b; 1 Ch. Pr. 87; Inst. 2, 1, 15. See also 3 Caines' Rep. 175; Coop. Justin. 457, 458; 7 Johns. Rep. 16; Bro. Ab. Detinue, 44.
     5. The owner of a mischievous animal, known to him to be so, is responsible, when he permits him to go at large, for the damages he may do. 2 Esp. Cas. 482; 4 Campb. 198; 1 Starkie's Cas. 285; 1 Holt, 617; 2 Str.1264; Lord Raym. 110; B. N. P. 77; 1 B. & A. 620; 2 C. M.& R. 496; 5 C.& P. 1; S. C. 24 E. C. L. R. 187. This principle agrees with the civil law. Domat, Lois Civ. liv. 2, t. 8, s. 2. And any person may justify the killing of such ferocious animals. 9 Johns. 233; 10. Johns. 365; 13 Johns. 312. The owner, of such an animal may be indicted for a common nuisance. 1 Russ. Ch. Cr. Law, 643; Burn's Just., Nuisance, 1.
     6. In Louisiana, the owner of an animal is answerable for the damage he may cause; but if the animal be lost, or has strayed more than a day, he may discharge himself from this responsibility, by abandoning him to the person who has sustained the injury; except where the master turns loose a dangerous or noxious animal; for then he must pay all the harm done, without being allowed to make the abandonment. Civ. Code, art. 2301. See Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.

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Table - 1 Exports of animal husbandry commodities Export value (US$'000) Description 2001 2002 Conventional commodities 81,385 62,305 New commodities 140,702 204,720 Total exports 222,087 267,026 Source: Department of Agriculture Table - 2 Imports of animal husbandry commodities Import value (US$'000) Description 2001 2002 Livestock 72,792 58,822 Animal husbandry products 520,175 356,806 Animal medicines 10,331 12,914 Total imports 603,300 428,543 Source: Department of Agriculture Table - 3 Shares of Indonesia's poultry business sector, 2002 Description market share Smallholder 10% Domestic investment (PMDN) 30% Foreign investment (PMA) 60% Total 100% Source: Data Consult/data processed
He said the UK government had promised to argue for a special exempt category of animal medicines to include such routine treatments as sheep vaccines, wormers and teat dips.
The Commission seems determined to make the distribution of animal medicines the sole preserve of veterinary surgeons with no regard for the current system in the UK which ensures that such medicines are only distributed by people licensed to do so.
Dechra Pharmaceuticals, which supplies animal medicines to vets, was yesterday cleared by the OFT of holding the industry to ransom but was told it would have to start supplying pharmacies, a section of the market it previously avoided.
maker of animal medicines enlisted its own customers in an effort to increase vigilance.
For prudence, we have slightly adjusted downward our revenue projections for Chinese medicines and animal medicines but maintain our revenue projections for natural sweetener for the coming two years.
A* 7 para 2 animal medicines control act recognized animal health services.
The deal will broaden Elancoa[euro](tm)s European presence, enhance its offering of companion animal medicines and extend its food animal portfolio with new swine and poultry products, the buyer said in a press release.
Mr Wyn, who is the only Welsh Euro-MP on the European Parliament's agriculture committee, said the UK probably had the strictest regime on the licensing and distribution of animal medicines in the world.

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