Full Statute Name:  West's Annotated California Codes. Civil Code. Division 4. General Provisions. Part 1. Relief. Title 2. Compensatory Relief. Chapter 2. Measure of Damages. Article 2. Damages for Wrongs. § 3340. Injuries to animals; exemplary damages.

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Primary Citation:  CA CIVIL § 3340 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  August, 2015 Alternate Citation:  West's Ann. Cal. Civ. Code § 3340 Date Adopted:  1872

Exemplary damages may be given for injuries to animals committed in disregard of humanity either willfully or through gross negligence.

Statute Text: 

For wrongful injuries to animals being subjects of property, committed willfully or by gross negligence, in disregard of humanity, exemplary damages may be given.

(Enacted 1872.)


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