.@DefraGovUK: "BAN THE BOLT" ABOLISH THE USE OF THE CAPTIVE BOLT GUN TO DESTROY GREYHOUNDS IN THE UK.
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.@DefraGovUK: "BAN THE BOLT" ABOLISH THE USE OF THE CAPTIVE BOLT GUN TO DESTROY GREYHOUNDS IN THE UK.

    1. C.A.G.E.D North West
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      C.A.G.E.D North West

      Liverpool, United Kingdom

C.A.G.E.D North West 'Ban the Bolt' Campaign  

[Petition Supported by Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon]

Each year an estimated 10,000 ex-racing greyhounds are 'unaccounted' for -- puppies that don’t make the grade, dogs that sustain injuries, are pregnant or unable to find homes, most are less than five years old.

Many of these dogs are disposed of in the most 'economical' way - by bolt gun.

Under existing UK legislation, any person can use a bolt gun to destroy a greyhound, if they are the legal owner. Attempted destruction of greyhounds by bolt has resulted in innocent dogs being left to suffer in agony for hours, before being found and taken to a veterinary surgery to be finally put to sleep by lethal injection.

These dogs should at the very least be entitled to a humane death. Destruction of greyhounds should only be performed by use of intravenous euthanasia, administered by qualified veterinary surgeons.

Following the controversial use of bolt guns by RSPCA inspectors a few years ago, the RSPCA requested the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) comment on their review of its 2004 euthanasia rules and guidelines. In April 2010 the RCVS announced that use of the captive bolt guns on dogs was inappropriate.

Defra have the power to end this cruel practice so we are calling on them to immediately abolish the use of captive bolt guns to destroy greyhounds in the UK.

For more information please click on the links below to read about Milton the greyhound and use of bolt gun in destruction.

http://www.cagednw.co.uk/ban-the-bolt.html 

http://www.cagednw.co.uk/greyhound-disposal.html

http://www.greytexploitations.com/resources-and-reports/a-license-to-kill               

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-396015/The-killing-fieldsof-10-000-greyhounds-old-race.html

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      C.A.G.E.D North West
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      THANKS TO ALL OUR WONDERFUL SUPPORTERS WE HAVE ALMOST RAISED THE TARGET. WE PLAN TO HIRE A 40ft BILLBOARD WHICH WILL BE SET ON ONE OF THE BUSIEST JUNCTIONS IN MANCHESTER OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON. EDUCATION IS KEY AND WE NEED MORE PEOPLE TO RESEARCH GREYHOUND RACING BEFORE CONSIDERING A NIGHT OUT AT THE DOGS. PLEASE HELP US ACHIEVE THIS GOAL. YOU CAN BE A VOICE FOR THE DOGS THAT WILL SUFFER IN SILENCE THIS CHRISTMAS. (THE BILLBOARD TEXT AND IMAGE IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT WILL BE USED) THANK YOU. http://www.gofundme.com/d2y8z4

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      We have been offered a reduction on a 98 sheet illuminated billboard in one of the busiest routes of Manchester!! This is a one off opportunity as we have been given almost a £3000 reduction from the original price. The billboard will be 40ft wide and is 98 sheet illuminated 'one of the largest i...

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    • john hyde SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 hour ago

      if its about money then lets ban the sport now

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    • Richard VioVet ST.ALBANS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 hour ago

      shooting dogs is barbaric!

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    • Ruth Thompson MONMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 10 hours ago

      There should be more control over breeding and less casual putting down using this awful method.

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      • about 12 hours ago

      Par dégoût de ce monde cruel.

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    • Natalie Love FINTONA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 18 hours ago

      This is a disgrace, as far as I'm concerned the current legislation on animal cruelty is herendous!

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