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Guidelines and shooting trials for ammunition

Guidelines to test the efficiency of rifle ammunition used for hunting and euthanasia of small cetaceans 

In 2004 members of the Committee conducted shooting trials on heads of dead pilot whales to examine the effect of different rifle projectiles and to develop guidelines to test the efficiency of rifle ammunition used for hunting and euthanasia of small whales. The report of the result and the guidelines can be downloaded here.