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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, October 4, 1973 Meat price increses blamed Cattle rustling hits eastern provinces By BRt'CE KASSON CP Staff Writer Remember how it noes in Hie western--' The good wear the white hats are rounding up the dogies scattered over eve-bus- ting distance-- One good gin rules up a ridge and in a nearby coulee spots a lieu! ol cattle sur- louiKled h> a hunch ol other guvs weai mg black hats The good veils to his lellou cow pokes 1 Hustlers' the hool- poundum chase on some cases of cattle rustling are reported in Canada usuall'. in the open- lange areas ol the Western provinces Hul with thf recent abrupt IP meat prices, rusiling has hit Hasten] prov- inces hi a Cross-Canada survev bv The Canadian Press. Quebec police icport 200 head ot cat- Ik' stolen in three months up to Sept compared nO head in the same period last VLMI all rustling involves cattle In New Brunswick at least one pig rustling case was reported in Newfoundland sheep been stolen with one larmei reporting (he loss ol 4V animals and another 25. However, despite soaring meat price-- the in- dicates rustling is not a major problem in Canada KCMl' and cattlemen in British Columbia there been no noticeable m- c rease in cat lie Ihelt and the comment is similar liom Al- bcila oliicials Hustling has been slightlv higher in Saskatchewan but an KCMl' spokesman said this is because there's just more ol Ihem around to steal Saskatchewan now has an estimated 27 million head ol cattle and the sjAikc.'-'iiian said main are in small herds up to 20 head with inadequate len- cinii In Manitoba an RCMP otli- iial said a30 cases ol stolen atlle were tecoided last year and carh estimates were that this year's total might reach I 000 Onlauo has had onh iso- lated cases ol cattle thelt. In Xosa Scotia one farmer lost 12 breeding cows and in Prince Kdward Island two annual- listed as missing were believ- ed stolen Mtliough rustling does not appear signilicantly higher in most areas oliicials in almost prounce they are braced lor a big increase in il- legal hunting -poaching Big game -moose, elk. deer generallv is the target ol poachers seeking to lill the with Iree meat But in New Brunswick illegal catches ol Atlantic salmon are a although the poa- cher laces a tine up ioSl.000 rl caught common lorm il illegal hunting is a glanng light at night to game One RCMP ollicer in Nova Scotia said our deer-jackers will jack no matter what the price ol meat Poaching is a provincial ot- lence and depending on the province and the game, car- nes hues up to 000 The cattlemen's association in British Columbia oilers re- wards up to SI.000 lor con- viction ol rustlers It has been joined bx cattlemen in asking Ottawa to amend the Cinnina! Code to make rustl- ing a separate ollence and to provide stillei penalties Too main times a rustler will get oil with a suspended sentence." said pi evident ol Mbcrta's Foot- hills Protective Association In B C and Sas- katchewan the RCMP. who ail the provincial police, maintain special catlle-thelt squads In Quebec the pro- vincial police instituted spe- in all re- ports instead ol tackling problems and issues narrowh. one at a time, concentrate mostK. but not exclusively, on medium and long-term issues.but "keep- ing a foot in in reality." Vccordinp to Council Vice- Chairman A. K Pallistcr, head ol the internal Action Committee which prepared the report, the 'follow- through" would involve hav- ing Council stall members go- ing out into government, m- dusli v and universities alter a report is published to deter- mine the reaction, hear the criticisms and attempt to convince people to implement the Council s recommen- dations In the past, according to the Cornrnitlee. the Coun- cil lias been too willing to sit back alter its reports are published and "wait until the word beats a path to our dooi The problem has been that not onlv have people not been healing loo many paths to the Council's door, but too often the recommendations of reports have been ignored by Ottawa, industry and univer- sities The committee suggests that interacting with people beyond the Council's walls altei reports aie published should increase the quantity ol reports as well [upturn Gbiiiour-durof ihtf moddcrytit fibre row Monsaiio dura A variable now at noRmm cosmEiic BOUTIQUE College Mall Gifts Wigs Perfumes Phone 328-1525 ;