This bill specifies that a bovine owner would not be liable for any injury, loss, damage, or death of a person resulting from the inherent risks of bovine activities if the bovine owner:
(1) Posts and maintains proper warning signs on or near stables, corrals, fences, enclosures or arenas where the owner conducts bovine activities. The sign must state that “under Tennessee law, a bovine owner is not liable for any injury, loss, damage, or death of a person resulting from the inherent risks of bovine activities;”
(2) Posts and maintains proper fences and enclosures, pursuant to present law; and
(3) Does not commit an act or omission that constitutes willful or wanton disregard for the safety of the person and that causes the injury, loss, damage, or death.
Generally, present law specifies when and if a landowner is liable to persons using the landowner’s land for certain recreational activities. This bill specifies that such present law would not apply to a bovine owner if the injury, loss, damage or death resulted from a bovine activity.
The bill was signed by the Governor April 14, 2011.
If you're interested in a Bovine Law sign call the TCA office at (615) 896-2333
Signs are 24 x 24 inches