Senate Limits Lawsuits Over Bovine Activities

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal that would give Tennessee cow owners immunity from lawsuits for so-called “bovine activities” has passed the Senate.
The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Ferrell Haile of Gallatin was unanimously passed 30-0 on Thursday. The companion bill is waiting to be scheduled for a vote on the House floor.
Under the proposal, people engaged in “bovine activities” such as riding, training or milking could not sue the beasts’ owners who properly maintain their fences and post warning signs.
The legislation notes the “propensity of a bovine to behave in ways that may result in injury, loss, damage or death to persons on or around the bovine.”

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