Research involving pest animals may require the holding and transportation of individual or groups of animals. Wild animals may try to avoid capture, handling and restraint during which they are capable of inflicting damage to themselves and their potential captors. When physical contact is necessary, the safety of animals and operators should be the primary consideration.
Holding and transportation techniques must be appropriate for the species and minimise distress and the risk of injury to the animal. Improper holding, transportation, housing or translocation, especially of already stressed animals, may lead to major and possibly fatal physiological disturbances.
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||Trudy Sharp, Glen Saunders & Bruce Mitchell|
|Secondary title||RES003 - Threat Abatement Project 46217|
|Publisher||Australian Government Department of the Environmen|
|Institution||NSW Department of Primary Industries|
|Region||Australia - national|