Criticizes Canadian Regulations., Daily Racing Form, 1913-05-29


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CRITICIZES CANADIAN REGULATIONS C S Campbell of Montreal has written the To ¬ ronto Globi as Ioliiws Last Niituinn you wore klml ci ugh to publish a letter from the writer setting out some reasons why a fanner found it hard to follow your good advice as to buying broodmares broodmaresStrong Strong representations were made to the govern ¬ ment on the subject and this spring i new order in Oouncil was passed in substance granting free entry to animals registered in the Canadian register or in foreign registers recognized as reliable by the National Live Stock Committee CommitteeThese These provisions if fairly carried out would put the Canadian buyer on an equality with the American in buying at a selling ru o in Toronto or in Kentucky Registration in the American Stud Book is all tho American buyer wants and apparent ¬ ly tlM order in Council intended to put the Canadian buyer in the same position positionApplication Application to Ottawa however produced the astounding Information that the English French American and Australian Thoroughbred Stud Books are not recognized as reliable by the committee committeeThe The news Is as astounding as if a Synod was to declare that it did not recognize the Bible Ani ¬ mals recorded in any of these registers are by un olher statement of the committee eligible for entry in the Canadian Register but although the coin mittcf is familiar with those records from that standpoint it will not certify them as reliable to any importer vlio wishes to take the other alterna ¬ tive provided in the order in Council and import without entry in the Canadian Register an animal entered in a reliable foreign hook hookOwing Owing to this attitude of the committee im ¬ porters are relegated to the position which they occu ¬ pied under the regulations previously In force in otber words the new regulations have made no change changeIf If the Canadian breeder cannot get as good breeding stock fir i like Investment as his American competition both claim an animal out of a selling To take a concrete casu If be and his American competitor both claim an animal out of a selling race in Toronto to be sold for siy 1000 the American has nothing to do but to deixvsit his money the animal j eiyorod in the American Stud Book aiid its identity1 Is known to the racetrack ollloials Any Canadian owner who thinks he cin buy as easily and snfely is greatly mistaken The animal would likely be in Toronto under the bond of the Jockey Club The Canadian buyer would have to pay duty and apply for refund or would have to qualify as a warehouse man before lie could take It away and give a bond of 500 and two sureties He might then open up a corres iwndenco at Ottawa He would not Hud that ho could get the benefit of the order In Council It is not in the least likely that tho former owner who lost the animal in the selling race would help him to furnish any of the detailed iirfonnation oxaetwd for entry iu tile Canadian Register and falling this he would have to pay diity He is therefore not upon an equality with the Amurican buyer firstly because he cnunot tell whether the cost of the animal to him is 1000 plus the duty or only 1000 and secondly liccause even If no duty is to be levied he knows he may be at tho trouble of giving a bond and possibly fail after considerable efforts to get together tho papers required for entry in the Canadian Register RegisterAs As to the Canadian Register the writer is at a loss to see whtat purpose Is served by It If you take away from It the word Canadian and from the committee the qualification of National and examine the functions of the register without bias it is dillicult to see that it offers one solitary advantage Most of the gentlemen who lend their nnuies to It register their own stock In the American Stud Book your Ivy year exactly as they did before No one would be foolish enough to record animals in the Canadian Register alone because the sale ¬ able value of them and their descendants would be affected The existence of the Canadian Register therefore gives rise to a series of entries in two books where only one entry was required before and with no tangible advantage Except where entry in the Canadian Register is forced upon onq In order to obtain duty free entry no one would want to enter in it and if it could not be used in this way it would soon cease to exist from the mere fact that it Offers no advantage advantageThe The National Record Committee so far as the writer knows their names appear to Tx a body of gentlemen chiefly interested in stock other than thoroughbred horses They de not appear to IHJ responsible to anyone in particular for their acts or omissions Like Nelson at Copenhagen they might see if they chose to look with the good eye but their reasons for not looking at them are not as good as his They are stated by their accountant in a letter to the writer as follows A record is recognized as reliable by tho committee only when there is no Canadian record for the breed and then only when it is th recognized record of the country of the origin of the breed Why iKirt of the func ¬ tions of the Government should be delegated to a nonelected and nonresponsible Itpdy stien as this is hard to seel seelBreeders Breeders in those benighted countries where these unrecognized or unreliable records are kept would not submit to such an imposition and thit perhaps is one of the reasons why they are at present so far in advance of Canada in the breed ¬ ing of racing stock The thing would not be toler ¬ ated In any other business in Canada Imagine the right of an Importer o woolen goods to import under tho terms of the customs act being niad further conditional on ills satisfying a committee of his competitors that the goods he wished to bring were all wool and then imagine this body delay ¬ ing his imports by the simple expedient of not expressing any opinion at all or by saying that no allwool goods could come from any of the countries likely to export them

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