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Captive Bolt Activator Green

Use the Captive Bolt device to euthanase bobby calves, sheep, pigs and goats safely and humanely. Compliant with industry regulations, this product is effective in calves that weigh up to 100 kg, pigs weighing up to 50 kg, and sheep weighing up to 35 kg.

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All orders that can fit into one standard courier parcel that is 25kg or less and 0.125mᶟ. $9.00
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SKU#: 122185

A retracting bolt is fired into the brain of the animal, so the positioning of the device is vital; between and slightly above the eyes. Draw diagonal lines between the horns and the eyes and aim where the lines cross. Hold the device hard against the head of the animal to prevent damage to the device’s spring, and to ensure the bolt goes far enough into the brain. After two or three charges have been fired the gun will get hot. This is normal and if you have a few calves to destroy wearing gloves is recommended. After a number of activators are fired, they can become tight to remove. A knob at the end of the handle can be used to help remove the activator.

  • Compliant with industry regulations
  • Will euthanise calves weighing up to 100 kg, pigs weighing up to 50 kg, and sheep and goats weighing up to 35 kg
  • Important notice: Serious penalties apply for dealing with animals inhumanely. If you’re unsure about using this device, discuss it with your veterinarian. Death should be ascertained by checking there is no heartbeat, no breathing and no blink reflex