Posted: 19/10/2014 at 13:15
Trespass is only applicable if damage is caused. Frankly, I would kick out at a dog if I was going to be bitten. Chicken and egg situation.
Really there is no point in bringing cows into the conversation.
A running or 'cycling figure is very tempting to dogs, they are pack animals who naturally run down prey. Perhaps if the jogger had stood still she wouldn't have been bitten. Sadly the way to behave around animals is no longer taught. Witness the way drivers fail to drive correctly past horses on the road.