About 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.
Ministerial approval is required to use of some types of traps and, in some circumstances, the locations where certain traps can be used.
Types of traps
- 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)
- Review: Welfare Outcome of Leg-hold Trap Use in Victoria (WORD - 3.3 MB)
- Fumigation of rabbit warrens with chloropicrin produces poor welfare outcomes