Humane vertebrate pest control
Humane vertebrate pest control is the development and selection of feasible control programs and techniques that avoid or minimise pain, suffering and distress to target and non-target animals in vertebrate pest control programs.
The use of some traps in some areas requires Ministerial approval.
- Leghold traps
- Confinement traps
- Net traps
- Glue traps
- Humane cage trapping of domestic, unowned and wild cats
- Review: Welfare Outcome of Leg-hold Trap Use in Victoria (PDF - 3.0 MB)
- Fumigation of rabbit warrens with chloropicrin produces poor welfare outcomes