June 27, 1904 (9th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

This is a very short Bill to add one disease to the list of diseases held to be contagious, and which is known as Mala-die du coit, or equine syphilis, which has been found in the Northwest Territories, and which is brought in from the United States. We require to take drastic measures to try and stamp it out. The Bill also goes on to authorize us, within limits, to pay compensation in case of the slaughter of horses, the present Act only providing for compensation in case of the slaughter of cattle.

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ACT, 1903-AMENDMENT.
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