Mr Speaker, with respect, we must not lose the essence of what we are doing here. If you go back to the Long Title, we are talking about:
"An Act to revise and consolidate the law relating to public health to
prevent diseases, promote, safeguard, maintain and protect the health of humans and animals".
So, when we talk about animals here, we are talking about animals whose health should concern us. With respect, we are not talking about the health of cockroaches, flies or termites. We are talking about the animals which are close to human beings, domesticated ones, the ones that we consume as meat and the ones that we use as pets including cats, dogs.
Maybe, even some wild mammals; what I see about the suggestion by Hon Boafo, is that indeed, these days, we are rearing fish and I think it is important that we capture same and include them here.
The other one which the Hon Member spoke about that we have "captured wild mammals"; so we should also find place for "captured wild reptiles" that will cover snakes and so on. And I think that, yes, we can include that and it is understandable. Then he also talks about the substitution in the word "including" in the penultimate line in place of "comprising". I think that is also a very useful suggestion.
So I would think that we can further enrich the definition, if we include what we have said, after "wild mammals" we also insert "captured wild reptiles". Alternatively, we could say "captured wild reptiles and mammals - ostrich, poultry including . . ." then we go on. But we should find place to include fish and also again, as I said, go with the substitution of the word "including" for "comprising" in the penultimate line.
Mr Speaker, I believe we would have captured the sense.