Deposition of Dana Fennewald, Executive Director of Missouri Veterinary Medical Board

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MR. FROWNFELTER:

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THE WITNESS:

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Continuing objection.

I would say it could be, yes.

BY MR. ROLAND: Q.

Okay.

It is your testimony, as the Executive

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Director of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Board, that it

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could be illegal for a rancher to hire someone to brand

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their animals?

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MR. FROWNFELTER:

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THE WITNESS:

Continuing objection.

We don't -- the branding issue

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we've not -- we do not have questions about that, so I

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really cannot hardly answer that.

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BY MR. ROLAND:

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Q.

I'm -- I'm not asking if this is a matter

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that's been resolved, I'm asking if it's your testimony

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that it is entirely possible that the Board might decide

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that it is illegal.

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A.

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would be illegal.

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been brought to our attention.

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Q.

I guess the Board can -- could decide that it I -- I mean, it's not something that has

Okay.

So you don't see anything in the

statutory language that puts this out of the question?

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A.

I don't -- I mean, it could be illegal, yes.

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Q.

And the same thing could be said for tail

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docking; is that correct? MR. FROWNFELTER:

Continuing objection.