2003 Humane pest control
Solutions for achieving humane vertebrate pest control
Tuesday 25 February 2003, Australian War Memorial, Canberra
RSPCA Australia/AWC/VPC joint workshop
Development of a national strategy towards humane vertebrate pest control
It was clear from the 2003 Seminar presentations and discussions that, while animal welfare is regarded as an extremely important issue in vertebrate pest management, there is currently very little practical commitment to addressing humane control. The overwhelming recommendation arising from the Seminar was for the urgent development of a national strategy to improve the humaneness of vertebrate pest management.
In August 2003, a workshop was held in Melbourne to develop such a strategy. The workshop was jointly organised by RSPCA Australia, the Animal Welfare Centre (a joint centre of the University of Melbourne, Monash University, Department of Primary Industries (Victoria) and the CSIRO) and the national Vertebrate Pests Committee.
- A national approach to humane vertebrate pest control - discussion paper
- Communiqué from the RSPCA Australia/AWC/VPC joint workshop
Transcript Q&A: download
Previous Scientific Seminars
2002 Equine welfare: balancing tradition and science.
2001 Pets or pests? The future of companion animal ownership.
2000 Animal welfare in the new millennium: towards a national approach.
1999 Scientific evidence and improvements in animal welfare: are we ignoring the obvious?