of the United States,
. (Received March 13.)
[Inclosure in No.
268.—Translation.—Extract from Journal Officiel, February 25,
Decree prohibiting importation of American cattle
The minister of agriculture, referring to the law of July 21, 1881,
on the sanitary inspection of animals, and the decree of June 22,
1882, regulating the public administration for the execution of said
law, considering that contagious diseases which do not exist in
France are prevalent in the United States of America among animals
of the bovine species, and that cases have been established as
existing among animals imported into Europe from that country, it
becomes necessary to take measures preventing the introduction of
these diseases into our territory.
According to the advice of the consulting committee on epizootics, on
the report of the councillor of state, director of agriculture
Article 1. The importation into or the
transit through France of animals of the bovine species from the
United States of America is prohibited both by our frontiers on land
or by sea until otherwise ordered.
At the same time, all such animals which have been shipped from the
United States before the 24th of February, 1895, will be allowed
entry into France under the reservation that they are imported in
compliance with the rules governing the importation of animals into
Article 2. The prefects of the departments
are requested, each according to his duty, to see to the enforcement
of the present order.
Paris, February 24,