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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 9. Code of Civil Procedure
- Chapter 65. Actions, Immunities, Defenses, and Duties
- Section 145. Liability For Injuries or Death Resulting From Livestock Activities.
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AS 09.65.145. Liability For Injuries or Death Resulting From Livestock Activities.
- (a) Livestock are unpredictable and inherently dangerous. All persons who knowingly place themselves in proximity to
livestock for any reason involving an activity that includes livestock subject themselves to serious injury or death
and are considered a participant in livestock activity and assume the risk of injury or death caused by the livestock.
- (b) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person, and the personal representative of a person, who suffers an
injury or death resulting from a livestock activity may not recover civil damages for the injury or death from a
livestock activity sponsor, livestock professional, or livestock activity participant, or the agents or employees of a
livestock activity sponsor, livestock professional, or livestock activity participant.
- (c) This section does not affect a civil action for damages resulting from
- (1) gross negligence or reckless or intentional misconduct of the livestock activity sponsor, livestock professional, or
livestock activity participant, or agents or employees of the livestock activity sponsor, livestock professional, or
livestock activity participant;
- (2) equipment, tack, or a product provided by the livestock activity sponsor, livestock professional, or livestock
activity participant that the livestock activity sponsor, livestock professional, or livestock activity participant
knows is faulty or defective;
- (3) the failure of the livestock activity sponsor, livestock professional, or livestock activity participant who provided
the livestock to make a reasonable and prudent effort to determine the ability of the participant to safely manage the
livestock activity, after taking into account the participant's representation of ability; a participant in a livestock
show, livestock sale, or rodeo is presumed to be competent to handle livestock if an entry form is required for the
activity and is signed or submitted by the participant.
- (d) This section does not nullify coverage or an award for an injury to or death of an employee of a livestock activity
sponsor or livestock professional if the employee suffers an injury or death resulting from a livestock activity and
the injury or death is covered by or subject to workers' compensation provisions under AS 23.30.
- (e) This section does not prevent or limit the liability of a livestock activity sponsor, livestock professional, or
livestock activity participant, or their agents or employees under a liability provision as provided in a law relating
to product liability.
- (f) A livestock activity sponsor may not be held vicariously liable for the acts or omissions of a livestock activity
participant or a livestock professional.
- (g) A person may agree, in writing, to waive the entire right to recover damages resulting from an inherent risk of a
- (h) This section does not affect the immunity of an owner of unimproved land under AS 09.65.200
- (i) In this section,
- (1) "inherent risk of a livestock activity" means those dangers or conditions that are an integral part of a livestock
- (A) the propensity of livestock to behave in ways that may result in injury to a person on or around livestock;
- (B) the unpredictability of livestock's reaction to sound, sudden movement, and unfamiliar objects or persons, or other
- (C) hazards or conditions unknown to a livestock activity sponsor;
- (D) collisions with other livestock or objects;
- (E) the potential of tack to become dislodged or move in ways that may result in injury to a person on or around a
livestock activity; and
- (F) the potential of a person to negligently engage in conduct that contributes to an injury or death during a livestock
- (2) "livestock" includes a domestic cow, domestic bison, hog, sheep, goat, domestic musk-ox, yak, pig, legally possessed
caribou, reindeer, domestic elk, rabbit, hamster, guinea pig, turkey, chicken, pheasant, peafowl, pigeon, horse, mule,
donkey, camel, llama, alpaca, or a waterfowl that does not require a federal permit; "livestock" does not mean a dog or
- (3) "livestock activity" includes
- (A) livestock shows, fairs, sales, competitions, or performances that involve any or all breeds of livestock and any of
the livestock disciplines, including rodeos, auctions, driving, pulling, judging, cutting, therapeutic riding, and
- (B) livestock training or teaching activities or both training and teaching activities;
- (C) boarding or pasturing livestock;
- (D) testing, inspecting or evaluating livestock belonging to another person, whether or not the owner has received
monetary consideration or other thing of value for the use of the livestock or is permitting a prospective purchaser of
the livestock to inspect or evaluate the livestock;
- (E) driving, riding, grooming, traveling, or other livestock activities of any type, however informal or impromptu, that
are sponsored by a livestock activity sponsor;
- (F) placing or replacing horseshoes on an equine, or otherwise preparing livestock for show; and
- (G) assisting in providing medical treatment to livestock;
- (4) "livestock activity sponsor" means an individual, group, club, partnership, limited liability company, nonprofit
corporation, or corporation operating for profit that sponsors, organizes, or provides the livestock, equipment, tack,
facilities, or instruction for a livestock activity;
- (5) "livestock professional" means a person who receives compensation for instructing a participant, renting livestock to
a participant for the purpose of engaging in livestock activity, or renting equipment or tack to a participant;
- (6) "participant" means a person, whether amateur or professional, who engages in a livestock activity or who is near or
close to livestock, whether or not a fee is paid to participate in the livestock activity.
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