I would say it could be, yes.
BY MR. ROLAND: Q.
It is your testimony, as the Executive
Director of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Board, that it
could be illegal for a rancher to hire someone to brand
We don't -- the branding issue
we've not -- we do not have questions about that, so I
really cannot hardly answer that.
BY MR. ROLAND:
I'm -- I'm not asking if this is a matter
that's been resolved, I'm asking if it's your testimony
that it is entirely possible that the Board might decide
that it is illegal.
would be illegal.
been brought to our attention.
I guess the Board can -- could decide that it I -- I mean, it's not something that has
So you don't see anything in the
statutory language that puts this out of the question?
I don't -- I mean, it could be illegal, yes.
And the same thing could be said for tail
docking; is that correct? MR. FROWNFELTER: