Matrix showing the relative humaneness of rabbit 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 rabbits: worksheet
- Baiting of rabbits with 1080: worksheet
- Baiting of rabbits with pindone: worksheet
- Fumigation of rabbit warrens with chloropicrin: worksheet
- Fumigation of rabbit warrens with phosphine: worksheet
- Trapping of rabbits with padded-jaw traps followed by killing: worksheet
- Rabbit warren destruction by ripping: worksheet
- Rabbit warren destruction by explosives: worksheet
- Rabbit bait delivery of RHDV1 K5: worksheet
- Rodenator – with adequate blast pressure: worksheet