Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada Volume 24, No. 14

Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada Volume 24, No. 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... be loaded only after a certain hour at night. Is there any difiiculty about loading them in the day time?--A. The best time is to load them is in the early morning, before the usual work on the wharves commences for the day. Q. Would that be between 6 o'clock at night and 8 o'clockin the morning?---A. I think the cattle men here are well able to speak on that point. I think they will agree with me that the proper time is to load the cattle early in the morning, when the wharves, are quiet and before the trafiic comes on them. Some nightsit is safe to load cattle but other nights are dark, and there would be difiiculty in loading them. Q. Do you think that a specification as to the hours at which cattle should be loaded should form part of the Government regulations?--A. I do not think that should form part of the regulations. I think it should be a matter of discretion and arrangement between an oflicer in connection with the port warden's department and the cattle shi pers and steamship agents. They are all interested in seeing this ortion of the wor done in the very best possible way.. Have you ever known, in the course of your experience of any cruelty to the animals, either in shipping them or taking them on the cars?--A. l have not, sir--with the exception of a man being lazy and not giving proper attention to the animals, which I think has occasionally been the case.-' Q. And with the exception of gales at sea, in which, of course, the cattle suffered?-A. With that exception, I am sure the animals are well taken care of. Q. Have you heard of any case where the cattle broke loose on the voyage during storms?---A. Do you mean that they broke loose from the ropes? Q. Yes; it has been stated that they fre uently broke more

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  • English
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