Matrix showing the relative humaneness of wild dog control methods.
The ‘humaneness’ of a pest animal control method refers to the overall welfare impact that the method has on an individual animal. A relatively more humane method will have less impact than a relatively less humane method.
A model for assessing the relative humaneness of pest animal control methods (Sharp and Saunders, 2008) has been developed under the Australian Animal Welfare Strategy (AAWS). This model has been used to assess the humaneness of a variety of methods used to control pest animal species in Australia.
- Ground shooting of wild dogs: worksheet
- Cage trapping of wild dogs followed by killing: worksheet
- Trapping of wild dogs using padded-jaw traps followed by killing: worksheet
- Baiting of wild dogs with 1080: worksheet
- Wild dog baiting with PAPP worksheet
Last updated: July 31, 2017