Bava Kamma 3 - All Damages Are Not Equal (Torts)

Goring (using horns) is unique in that the ox's intent is to damage, and the ox is the owner's property who needs to watch it; its subcategories include squatting and kicking.

Eating (tooth) is unique in that the animal's intent is for self-gratification; its subcategories include an animal scratching against the wall or soiling fruit by frolicking on it.

Do subcategories have the same laws as the main damages? Mostly yes, except in a case where a cow was walking, and a pebble shot from under its foot and broke vessels, for which the owner pays only half the damages.

Art: A Short-Horned Heifer, Engraved By William Ward Dartington

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