DON002: Aerial shooting of feral donkeys

Feral donkeys (Equus asinus) can damage native vegetation, contribute to soil erosion and compete with stock for pasture and water. Control methods include ground shooting and shooting from helicopters, sometimes aided by the use of a Judas
animal, and also exclusion fencing.

Aerial shooting of feral donkeys from a helicopter is used for large scale population reductions in remote and/or inaccessible areas.

This standard operating procedure (SOP) is a guide only; it does not replace or override the legislation that applies in the relevant State or Territory jurisdiction. The SOP should only be used subject to the applicable legal requirements (including OH&S) operating in the relevant jurisdiction.

Author Sharp, T.
Year 2012
Pages 6
Notes DON002
Control method Shooting
Region Australia - national
Links https://www.pestsmart.org.au/animal-welfare/humane-codes/
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