Lectures on Agricultural Law

Lectures on Agricultural Law : Including an Examination of the Ground Game ACT, 1880; And the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) ACT, 1883, with Digest of Cases, Notes, &C (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Lectures on Agricultural Law: Including an Examination of the Ground Game Act, 1880; And the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act, 1883, With Digest of Cases, Notes, &C By the common law of Scotland, wild animals, so long as they remain undomesticated or uncaptured by man, belong to nobody; in their wild state they cannot be the subject of private property. When captured, they become the property of the captor, whoever he may be. It is the fact of capture, alive or dead, which gives rise to the idea of property. In England the principle is different, the law of that country recognising a qualified right of property in wild animals in the owner of the land on which they are found. The theory of the Scottish law makes it incorrect to say that the game or other wild animals on an estate belong to the proprietor of the lands: all that he has is the right of shooting or capturing, the animals, which do not become his till he has brought them into his possession or under his control by capture or slaughter. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0243081863
  • 9780243081868