Entry from British & World English dictionary
An instrument for the painless slaughter of animals.
- Mr Milford said thousands of sheep had been killed at the mass slaughterhouse with the guns, which are also known as humane killers.
- Encouraged by a resurgence of fur in the fashion industry the ‘humane killers’ are being allowed to kill 3 million seals over three years.
- Spectators could clearly see almost every aspect of what followed, save for the application of the humane killer to the head of the dying colt.
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