Amendment 1 stands in the name of Senator O'Rourke and is as follows:—
Section 46. To add at the end of the section a new sub-section as follows: "(2) Nothing in this section shall render it unlawful for any farmer or other person who habitually keeps animals for profit or the servant of any such person to perform on or administer to an animal of any class (whether owned or not owned by such person) any operation or medicine the performing or administering of which is incidental to the usual care and management of animals of that class: Provided that such person or servant does not hold himself out as a registered veterinary surgeon."
Senator O'Rourke is not able to be here to-day and he asked me to move the amendment. In view of the amendment adopted by the House on the Committee Stage of this Bill, deleting Section 46, I think it is ridiculous to move this amendment. I propose, therefore, that the Bill be re-committed to Committee. Section 46 was the most important section of this Bill and it has been eliminated by the House in Committee. That will leave the Bill practically useless so far as the veterinary surgeons are concerned. Let us consider the effect of the elimination of that clause from the Bill as introduced to this House. Every veterinary surgeon practically in the Free State was bound to register in the Free State—