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Dog and Bear Spray

Dog and Bear Spray is also known as Pepper spray, OC spray (from "Oleoresin Capsicum"), OC gas, and capsicum spray. However it is referred to, it functions as a lachrymatory agent (a chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and even temporary blindness). Police use it in riot control, crowd control, and in personal self-defense. In Canada, the general public can use it as a defense only against dogs and bears. The active ingredient in deterrent sprays is capsaicin, which is a chemical derived from the fruit of Chili pepper plants. Fruit and seeds are finely ground up and ethanol is added to extract the capsaicin. After the ethanol evaporates what remains is a wax-like resin. An emulsifier (propylene glycol) is then added to the resin and when combined with water and put under pressure in an aerosol form, you have a formidable deterrent against attack.

In Canada, all products containing the words pepper spray and mace intended for use on humans are categorized as a prohibited weapon. You can be charged. Only the police may carry or possess pepper spray. However, any similar canister with a label reading "dog spray" and/or "bear spray" is currently regulated under the Pest Control Products Act and is legal to be carried by anyone. If dog and bear sprays are used against another person causing death, serious bodily harm, or affecting the environment it is considered in violation of the Act. Such use carries a penalty up to a fine of $500,000 and jail time of maximum 3 years.

Joe Sports and Surplus Stocks dog and bear spray designed to help you out in a circumstance that a coyote, wild dog, or a bear may pose a threat to your life. Before Joe's sells a spray canister, we must complete our due diligence and record your name, address, telephone number. You must also present photo identification into order to purchase this product.