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captive bolt pistol

a handheld weapon used for euthanasia of large animals. The muzzle is placed against the subject's forehead. When the trigger is pulled, or the firing pin struck a sharp blow, a 3 cm rod, 1 cm diameter exits sharply from the muzzle and pierces the skull and damages the brain. The rod does not leave the weapon and there is no possible risk of injuring a bystander.
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Usually they are stunned with a captive bolt gun first but when the gun malfunctions, he orders staff to carry out the grim procedure.
At the slaughterhouse, horses are brutally forced into a "kill box" and shot in the head with a captive bolt gun in an attempt to stun them before slaughter-a process that can be inaccurate due to the biology and nature of equines and result in animals sustaining repeated blows or remaining conscious during the kill process.
I was on the internet trying to track down a captive bolt gun and some old railway sleepers for the pyre when my wife arrived with a print-out from the NHS website listing the symptoms (with a large red tick in her own hand against each item) and the reassurance that, in humans, this is normally a mild viral infection.
AN ORGANISATION which re-homes German Shepherd dogs last night protested over the RSPCA's decision to put down 10 of the dogs using a captive bolt gun after their owner died.
PETA called on the Egyptian authorities "to ensure that all pigs are stunned with a penetrating captive bolt gun -- which renders animals unconscious -- prior to slaughter.
But then I hear this week that David Smith, a retired builder's merchant from County Durham, was fined pounds 2000 for killing about two greyhounds a week for more than two years with a captive bolt gun.
The most common method of stunning is by captive bolt gun to strike the animal's skull, whereby a steel bolt is shot into the animal's brain to try and 'stun' it and render it insensitive to pain, but not to kill it.
Keith Hubbard "automatically" loaded and primed his captive bolt gun after the last sheep had been killed and as he stumbled, climbing across the piles of dead animals, the gun went off next to the head of Steven Smart, the court heard.
Keith Hubbard "automatically" loaded and primed his captive bolt gun after the last sheep had been killed and, as he stumbled, the gun went off next to the head of Steven Smart, the court heard.
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Keith Hubbard, aged 38, fired the fatal shot from a captive bolt gun at a mass slaughter site at the Great Orton airfield near Carlisle, Cumbria, in April last year.
The Old Bailey heard how he punched her repeatedly, tried to strangle her and shot her in the shoulder with the captive bolt gun as she screamed for help.