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.@DefraGovUK: "BAN THE BOLT" ABOLISH THE USE OF THE CAPTIVE BOLT GUN TO DESTROY GREYHOUNDS IN THE UK.
  • Petitioning Responsible department: Department for Environment Food, and Rural Affairs

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Responsible department: Department for Environment Food, and Rural Affairs

.@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
    2. Petition by

      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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    1. Are you in the Wimbledon area?

      C.A.G.E.D North West
      Petition Organizer

      Would you offer just a few hours of your time to help the greyhounds? If so please contact us at caged_nw@hotmail.co.uk

    2. Support the protesters this christmas

      C.A.G.E.D North West
      Petition Organizer

      Help support the protesters this christmas at the gates of Henlow track, Perry Barr / Hall Green and Owlerton Stadium by helping us to provide them with giant sized banners as shown in the image, thank you;
      http://www.gofundme.com/g59llc

      Click here to support Anti Greyhound Racing Banners by Rita James

      We would like to supply protesters at Henlow, Owlerton and Hall Green/Perry Barr stadium, each with an 18ft vinyl banner as shown in the image. Christmas is the busiest period for greyhound stadiums around the UK, therefore it is essential that an important message is sent out to all attending....

    3. Ban the Bolt

      C.A.G.E.D North West
      Petition Organizer

      'Ban the Bolt' large vehicle stickers are on sale now!! Normally £2.50 each with free p&p, buy one now and get one free!! Free p&p only in the UK.

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

    4. ALMOST THERE!!!

      C.A.G.E.D North West
      Petition Organizer

      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

      Click here to support BIG BILLBOARD FOR THE GREYS by Rita James

      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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    • Susan Hughes CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 6 hours ago

      Sickening. Such a sordid, cruel industry, shame it's still legal.

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    • Jo Mather ST HELENS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 8 hours ago

      We have a retired greyhound that we adopted from the Greyhounbd Trust. We have 3 children and she is the most amazing (and lazy!!!) family pet. We absolutely love her to pieces and it's so important that people learn that greyhounds are not just racing dogs. We couldn't wish for a better family pet.

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    • Anja Zubler GERMANY
      • about 14 hours ago

      Greyhounds sind wundervolle sensible Geschöpfe und es wird Zeit, dass das sinnlose und grausame töten dieser tollen Familienhunde aufhört und wir hören nicht auf uns für diese wundervollen Tiere einzusetzen, bis auch die letzte Rennbahn geschlossen wird.

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      • about 16 hours ago

      Odio l'uso disumano di questi splendidi cani! ODIO!!

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    • arianna fabbri BAGNO DI ROMAGNA, ITALY
      • about 17 hours ago

      Non devono succere crudelta cosi a essere straordinari

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