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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Greener's Humane Horse Killer - Forgotten Weapons

 Humans have been killing animals for thousands of years, and with the development of the self-contained cartridge, the Greener company started making a compact and efficient Humane Horse Killer. Used by veterinarians for euthanizing creatures (versions were made for pretty much all major domesticated animals), they were made into the 1960s. This type of device is known as a "free-bullet" design because it uses a traditional cartridge, as opposed to the captive-bolt designs which maintain positive control of the lethal end of the device and retract it into the unit after firing.

This particular Greener model is one of the more commonly encountered types, as it was used by the British military (which used horses in great numbers in both World Wars) and was a standard piece of equipment for troops tasked with overseeing care of those horses.

VIDEO HERE  (9:25 minutes)

4 comments:

  1. Might be useful for certain groups of 2 legged animals these days.

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  2. Think about evolution. Think about how man supposedly evolved.
    Think about how long horses have been around. Read the Bible.
    Of all animals, I believe horses are mans best friend and are special above all animals. Of course you have to have one or more to really understand this, but think about it. Of all the animals in the world, how many are mentioned in the Bible and think how they have NOT evolved in thousands of years. I love my horses.

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  3. Yo, Wirecutter, tried to open and ended up with a Emeril Lagasse commercial.Merry Christmas and stay healthy.

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