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Humane Codes

Model Codes of Practice (COPs) and Standard Operating procedures (SOPs) for the humane control of key pest animal species are provided.

A model Code of Practice (COP) for each of the key pest animal species provides general information on best practice management, control strategies, species biology and impact, and the humaneness of current control methods.

Click on the links below to access the Model code of practice for the Humane Control of each species:

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) discuss animal welfare impacts for target and non-target species and describe techniques and their application, as well as covering health and safety aspects.

Click on the links below to access the Standard Operating Procedures for the Humane Control of each species.

General Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs):

Last updated: March 16, 2015