Death as an endpoint
"Death as an endpoint" (DAEP) scientific procedures are rare, potentially highly invasive procedures where the death of an animal is the measure for evaluating an activity, and where the animal will not be killed humanely prior its death.
Death as an endpoint procedures may only be carried out for the achievement of prescribed, highly beneficial outcomes, and only where the objective cannot be achieved by any other scientific means.
These procedures must be approved by the Minister for Agriculture, and any modifications to a previously approved DAEP project must also be submitted to the Minister for consideration.
An application for ministerial approval to conduct these procedures may be obtained from the Forms page.