At a recent meeting the Cabinet spent the major portion of its session in consideration of the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in California. The President expressed himself as being deeply concerned and directed the Secretary of Agriculture to bring to bear upon the situation all available federal resources.
In the last six months the foot and mouth disease has cost the United Kingdom $10,000,000. Because of the ravages of the disease no cattle have been admitted to the United States from Great Britain for two years. Channel Island cattle for breeding purposes may come in but not if transshipped at any United Kingdom port.
The epidemic of the disease in Germany in 1911 caused the affection of 3,366,369 cattle, 1,602,927 sheep and 2,555,371 hogs ...