Review of Reviews,  13 (1896), 287–99.

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Animal Husbandry, Agriculture, Mesmerism

    Notes that the passing of the Diseases of Animals Bill means that 'Foreign beef and mutton henceforth are not to enter Britain on four legs', which is a considerable 'gain to the cause of humanity' because it will put an end to 'the hideous horrors of the cattle-ships'. Observes, however, that the legislation will be 'naturally resented by the exporters across the Atlantic', and suggests that 'Some day, when it is possible to hypnotise cattle and sheep into insensibility for a fortnight, the prohibition may be reconsidered'. (298)

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