Sessional Papers, Vol. 25 : Part I., Third Session of Seventh Legislature of the Province of Ontario; Session 1893 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Sessional Papers, Vol. 25: Part I., Third Session of Seventh Legislature of the Province of Ontario; Session 1893 Many persons Opposed to the practice of dehorning have claimed that knob bing or tipping the horns of viciously-disposed animals is sufficient to meet all reasonable requirement Knobbing is the placing of brass or wooden knobs on the points of the horns, while tipping is cutting off the sharp points to the extent of an inch or an inch and a half. The evidence shows that these precautions may prevent the more serious form of injury, but they do not, it was generally admitted, change the disposition of the animal or prevent it from doing damage. Some views expressed along this line were as follows: Robert Gillett, farmer, Norfolk, England: I have tipped horns for the last thirty or forty years. I never found any benefit from it. Q. Then why did you continue it so long A. It was our custom. Q. By tipping with a ﬂat end, or a knob that makes the blow glance off, were they not prevented from injuring one another A. Not a bit, sir. Robin Cook, farmer, Norfolk, England: I tried tipping ten or twelve times, and it made no difference to the animal. They rush at one another just the same. I even tried it after I found out it was no good. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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