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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 72

Clothing and Housing of Sheep

Clothing and Housing of Sheep.

The discussion on the housing and clothing of sheep was then resumed.

Mr Stuckey said that the resolution was not intended to ask the opinion of the Conference as to whether or not sheep should be housed or clothed. What was wanted to be known was a definition of clothing and housing.

Mr Cartwright Brown remarked that the Conference did not want to hinder people from doing whatever seemed pleasing to them. If the breeder liked, he could put his sheep in a glass house.

Mr Bradey considered it was unnecessary to direct breeders what to do with their sheep.

Mr D. McLaren thought the simplest plan was to remove all restrictions. When he was a young man they used to clothe their sheep in Scotland, and no objection was taken to it. He contended that every man should be allowed to please himself.

Mr Dunlop was of opinion that whatever conclusions the Conference came to at this sitting with reference to this matter, the subject would be brought up at the next.

Mr Wheeler said the resolution was necessary in order to define what was the limit of housing and clothing sheep. Some people erected open sheds for shelter, which the sheep soon found out, and availed themselves of.

Mr Murdoch, as an exhibitor, would wish to say a few words on the subject. He saw no reason why a sheep-breeder should be dealt with in an exceptional manner to an exhibitor of other kinds of stock.

The Chairman pointed out that the motion before the meeting was to define what was housing and clothing.

The Secretary here read the resolution passed at the last Conference with reference to housing sheep.

Mr Murdoch, resuming the discussion, said he would oppose the motion. With referent to sheep being allowed to be clothed whi'st travelling to shows, he considered the regulation very indefinite, as he knew of some sheep that it had taken weeks to bring to a show. He saw no reason why the sheep-breede should be subjected to restrictions any more than the breeders of cattle or horses. These latter were allowed to do as they liked with their property, use every means to have [unclear: the] in perfect condition for exhibition, and there fore he contended the sheep-breeder should be permitted to please himself.

Mr Rhodes wished to know if they were going to upset the rules passed at the [unclear: la] Conference.

Mr McDonald moved and Mr [unclear: Dunlo]; seconded, "That the rules with reference; [unclear: t]he housing and clothing of sheep be relegate to a committee appointed by this Conference to draw up rules on the subject."

Both the original motion and amendment were negatived after considerable discussion and on the resolution of Mr Lowes the subject was expunged from the order paper.