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jjstyle



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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 5:30 pm    Post subject: Penetrating captive bolt gun  Reply with quote

Hey guys. I am looking at a Penetrating captive bolt gun online I was thinking of buying. It is for animals up to a size of 5kg.

I want to use it for my meat rabbits. I've seen a few videos using one and it seems like a humane way to dispatch them.

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Are these legal in ireland?

It is used with a spring so no bullets are required.

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JJ
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blowin



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Location: Tubbercurry , Co Sligo

PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder whether the first question is whether it is legal to home-kill rabbits ?
Just a thought   .
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Sean Ph'lib



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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kind of tricky to eat 'em alive - they'll keep jumpin'  off the plate.
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jjstyle



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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blowin wrote:
I wonder whether the first question is whether it is legal to home-kill rabbits ?
Just a thought   .
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It is legal as they are considered vermin/pest
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Tiercel Dave



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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not just break their necks, it's very quick, no blood and most importantly, safe to to the person doing it. Maybe it's just me, but why introduce an element of danger if there is a simple, proven way of doing it...........
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Sean Ph'lib



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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've killed a fair few rabbits in my time and I always break their necks. As Dave says, it's quick, clean and painless.
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wayland



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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like most here, I have killed many rabbits by hand and would not consider  doing it any other way. As a child my grandfather showed me how to apply the "Rabbit Punch" which was remarkably quick and did not require much strength. Now I hold the rabbit with my left by the hind legs. With it hanging I place my fingers of my right hand under its chin with my thumb over the back of its neck. Now I pull down while twisting the head back. This breaks the neck in an instant. Best to watch someone do it first though.
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Natterjack



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Location: North Kerry

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 8:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Penetrating captive bolt gun Reply with quote

jjstyle wrote:
Hey guys. I am looking at a Penetrating captive bolt gun online I was thinking of buying. It is for animals up to a size of 5kg.

I want to use it for my meat rabbits. I've seen a few videos using one and it seems like a humane way to dispatch them.

Question

Are these legal in ireland?

It is used with a spring so no bullets are required.

Regards

JJ



They must be legal in Ireland. There's a poultry supplier based in Dingle, Co Kerry, that lists them for sale.

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