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The Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 provides for the control of pest animals only when the control is done in a way that causes the animal as little pain as is reasonable. Animal welfare requirements need to be addressed during trapping programs.  

Trapping can be time-consuming and costly, but it can be effective in dealing with small pest populations and individual or bait-shy animals. Trapping can also be used in areas where poisons are inappropriate, or as a follow-up to poisoning programs. Traps may include cage traps, self-mustering and    silo/mesh traps, leg-hold and foot-hold traps, and collar restraining devices.

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Last updated 01 July 2016