International Mammal Trapping Standards ̶- Part I: Prerequisites

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Proulx, Gilbert, Allen, Benjamin L., Cattet, Marc, Feldstein, Pauline, Iossa, Graziella, Meek, Paul D., Serfass, Thomas L. and Soulsbury, Carl D.. 2022. "International Mammal Trapping Standards ̶- Part I: Prerequisites." Proulx, Gilbert (ed.) Mammal Trapping: Wildlife Management, Animal Welfare & International Standards. Alberta, Canada. Alpha Wildlife Publications. pp. 233-258
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International Mammal Trapping Standards ̶- Part I: Prerequisites

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Book TitleMammal Trapping: Wildlife Management, Animal Welfare & International Standards
AuthorsProulx, Gilbert (Author), Allen, Benjamin L. (Author), Cattet, Marc (Author), Feldstein, Pauline (Author), Iossa, Graziella (Author), Meek, Paul D. (Author), Serfass, Thomas L. (Author) and Soulsbury, Carl D. (Author)
EditorsProulx, Gilbert
Page Range233-258
Chapter Number17
Number of Pages29
Year2022
PublisherAlpha Wildlife Publications
HV McKay Charitable Trust
Place of PublicationAlberta, Canada
ISBN9780980959826
Web Address (URL)https://cwbm.ca/product/mammal-trapping-e-book/
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In this paper, we set out the prerequisites for the development of killing and restraining trap systems to capture mammals for research, wildlife management and conservation, fur trapping, animal control, and any other activity involving the trapping of a mammal in a mechanical trapping device. We selected them with the main intent of developing new trapping standards that will improve animal welfare as per our current state of knowledge, and with realistic, achievable objectives based on state-of-the-art trapping technology. The proposed new standards should be applicable to all terrestrial and semi-aquatic mammal species. They should be based on animal testing in semi-natural environments and on traplines, with high trap thresholds of acceptance, low times to irreversible unconsciousness for killing trap systems, an understanding of the impacts of trapping on physical form, behaviour and physiological function, adequate trap checking times and handling of the captured animals, and high capture selectivity. Furthermore, the implementation of improved trapping standards would include the mandatory publication of findings for peer-review and public education. We believe that the prerequisites that we lay out for the development of new mammal trapping standards will address many of the welfare concerns voiced by the scientific community and the public in the last two decades. It will lead to improved animal welfare and spur continuous improvement in the efficacy and innovation in trapping technology.

Keywordsmammal trapping standards; international; animal welfare; wildlife and habitat management
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020410407. Wildlife and habitat management
300306. Animal welfare
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Byline AffiliationsAlpha Wildlife Research and Management, Canada
Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment
Department of Environment, Canada
University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Department of Primary Industries, New South Wales
Frostburg State University, United States
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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Allen, Benjamin L., Engeman, Richard M. and Allen, Lee R.. 2011. "Wild dogma: An examination of recent “evidence” for dingo regulation of invasive mesopredator release in Australia." Current Zoology. 57 (5), pp. 568-583. https://doi.org/10.1093/czoolo/57.5.568
Top-predators as biodiversity regulators: contemporary issues affecting knowledge and management of dingoes in Australia
Allen, Benjamin L., Fleming, Peter J. S., Hayward, Matt, Allen, Lee R., Engeman, Richard M., Ballard, Guy and Leung, Luke K.-P.. 2012. "Top-predators as biodiversity regulators: contemporary issues affecting knowledge and management of dingoes in Australia." Lameed, Gbolagade Akeem (ed.) Biodiversity enrichment in a diverse world. Rijeka, Croatia. In-Tech. pp. 85-132
Scat happens: spatiotemporal fluctuation in dingo scat collection rates
Allen, Benjamin L.. 2012. "Scat happens: spatiotemporal fluctuation in dingo scat collection rates." Australian Journal of Zoology. 60 (2), pp. 137-140. https://doi.org/10.1071/ZO12038
Seven considerations about dingoes as biodiversity engineers: the socioecological niches of dogs in Australia
Fleming, Peter J. S., Allen, Benjamin L. and Ballard, Guy-Anthony. 2012. "Seven considerations about dingoes as biodiversity engineers: the socioecological niches of dogs in Australia." Australian Mammalogy. 34 (1), pp. 119-123. https://doi.org/10.1071/AM11012
Do desert dingoes drink daily? Visitation rates at remote waterpoints in the Strzelecki Desert
Allen, Benjamin L.. 2012. "Do desert dingoes drink daily? Visitation rates at remote waterpoints in the Strzelecki Desert." Australian Mammalogy. 34 (2), pp. 251-256. https://doi.org/10.1071/AM12012
Assessing predation risk to threatened fauna from their prevalence in predator scats: dingoes and rodents in arid Australia
Allen, Benjamin L. and Leung, Luke K.-P.. 2012. "Assessing predation risk to threatened fauna from their prevalence in predator scats: dingoes and rodents in arid Australia." PLoS One. 7 (5). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0036426
Reintroducing the dingo: the risk of dingo predation to threatened vertebrates of western New South Wales
Allen, B. L. and Fleming, P. J. S.. 2012. "Reintroducing the dingo: the risk of dingo predation to threatened vertebrates of western New South Wales." Wildlife Research. 39 (1), pp. 35-50. https://doi.org/10.1071/WR11128
The effects of lethal control on the conservation values of Canis lupus dingo
Allen, B. L.. 2012. "The effects of lethal control on the conservation values of Canis lupus dingo." Maia, A. P. and Crussi, H. F. (ed.) Wolves: biology, behavior and conservation. New York, United States. Nova Science Publishers. pp. 79-108
The short-term effects of a routine poisoning campaign on the movements and detectability of a social top-predator
Allen, Benjamin L., Engeman, Richard M. and Leung, Luke K.-P.. 2014. "The short-term effects of a routine poisoning campaign on the movements and detectability of a social top-predator." Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 21 (3), pp. 2178-2190. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-013-2118-7
Dingoes at the doorstep: preliminary data on the ecology of dingoes in urban areas
Allen, Benjamin L., Goullet, Mark, Allen, Lee R., Lisle, Allan and Leung, Luke K.-P.. 2013. "Dingoes at the doorstep: preliminary data on the ecology of dingoes in urban areas." Landscape and Urban Planning. 119, pp. 131-135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.07.008
Intraguild relationships between sympatric predators exposed to lethal control: predator manipulation experiments
Allen, Benjamin L., Allen, Lee R., Engeman, Richard M. and Leung, Luke K.-P.. 2013. "Intraguild relationships between sympatric predators exposed to lethal control: predator manipulation experiments." Frontiers in Zoology. 10, pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1186/1742-9994-10-39
Influence of dingoes on sheep distribution in Australia
Allen, B. L. and West, P.. 2013. "Influence of dingoes on sheep distribution in Australia." Australian Veterinary Journal. 91 (7), pp. 261-267. https://doi.org/10.1111/avj.12075
The success of GPS collar deployments on mammals in Australia
Matthews, Alison, Ruykys, Laura, Ellis, Bill, FitzGibbon, Sean, Lunney, Daniel, Crowther, Mathew S., Glen, Alistair S., Purcell, Brad, Moseby, Katherine, Stott, Jenny, Fletcher, Don, Wimpenny, Claire, Allen, Benjamin L., Van Bommel, Linda, Roberts, Michael, Davies, Nicole, Green, Ken, Newsome, Thomas, Ballard, Guy, ..., Wiggins, Natasha. 2013. "The success of GPS collar deployments on mammals in Australia." Australian Mammalogy. 35 (1), pp. 65-83. https://doi.org/10.1071/AM12021
Cautionary considerations for positive dingo management: a response to the Johnson and Ritchie critique of Fleming et al. (2012)
Fleming, Peter J. S., Allen, Benjamin L. and Ballard, Guy-Anthony. 2013. "Cautionary considerations for positive dingo management: a response to the Johnson and Ritchie critique of Fleming et al. (2012)." Australian Mammalogy. 35 (1), pp. 15-22. https://doi.org/10.1071/AM12036
As clear as mud: a critical review of evidence for the ecological roles of Australian dingoes
Allen, Benjamin L., Fleming, Peter J. S., Allen, Lee R., Engeman, Richard M., Ballard, Guy and Leung, Luke K.-P.. 2013. "As clear as mud: a critical review of evidence for the ecological roles of Australian dingoes." Biological Conservation. 159 (March), pp. 158-174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2012.12.004
Sympatric prey responses to lethal top-predator control: predator manipulation experiments
Allen, Benjamin L., Allen, Lee R., Engeman, Richard M. and Leung, Luke K.-P.. 2014. "Sympatric prey responses to lethal top-predator control: predator manipulation experiments." Frontiers in Zoology. 11 (1), pp. 1-30. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12983-014-0056-y
Does lethal control of top-predators release mesopredators? A re-evaluation of three Australian case studies
Allen, Benjamin L., Lundie-Jenkins, Geoff, Burrows, Neil D., Engeman, Richard M., Fleming, Peter J. S. and Leung, Luke K.-P.. 2014. "Does lethal control of top-predators release mesopredators? A re-evaluation of three Australian case studies." Ecological Management and Restoration. 15 (3), pp. 191-195. https://doi.org/10.1111/emr.12118
Management of wild canids in Australia: free-ranging dogs and red foxes
Fleming, Peter J. S., Allen, Ben L., Allen, Lee R., Ballard, Guy A., Bengsen, Andrew, Gentle, Matt, McLeod, Lynette, Meek, Paul and Saunders, Glen. 2014. "Management of wild canids in Australia: free-ranging dogs and red foxes." Glen, A. S. and Dickman, C. R. (ed.) Carnivores of Australia: past, present and future. Australia. CSIRO Publishing. pp. 107-152
Balancing dingo conservation with human safety on Fraser Island: the numerical and demographic effects of humane destruction of dingoes
Allen, B. L., Higginbottom, K., Bracks, J. H., Davies, N. and Baxter, G. S.. 2015. "Balancing dingo conservation with human safety on Fraser Island: the numerical and demographic effects of humane destruction of dingoes." Australasian Journal of Environmental Management. 22 (2), pp. 197-215. https://doi.org/10.1080/14486563.2014.999134
RE: Dingoes are a major causal factor for the decline and distribution of sheep in Australia
Allen, B. L. and West, P.. 2015. "RE: Dingoes are a major causal factor for the decline and distribution of sheep in Australia." Australian Veterinary Journal. 93 (4), pp. 90-92. https://doi.org/10.1111/avj.12311
Top-predator control-induced trophic cascades: an alternative hypothesis to the conclusion of Colman et al
Allen, Benjamin L.. 2015. "Top-predator control-induced trophic cascades: an alternative hypothesis to the conclusion of Colman et al." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 282 (1799), pp. 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.1251
More buck for less bang: reconciling competing wildlife management interests in agricultural food webs
Allen, Benjamin L.. 2015. "More buck for less bang: reconciling competing wildlife management interests in agricultural food webs." Food Webs. 2 (1-9), pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fooweb.2014.12.001
Interactions between two naturalised invasive predators in Australia: are feral cats suppressed by dingoes?
Allen, Benjamin L., Allen, Lee R. and Leung, Luke K.-P.. 2015. "Interactions between two naturalised invasive predators in Australia: are feral cats suppressed by dingoes?" Biological Invasions. 17 (2), pp. 761-776. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-014-0767-1
The distribution and density of water mice (Xeromys myoides) in the Maroochy River of Southeast Queensland, Australia
Kaluza, Janina, Donald, R. Lesley, Gynther, Ian C., Leung, Luke K-P. and Allen, Benjamin L.. 2016. "The distribution and density of water mice (Xeromys myoides) in the Maroochy River of Southeast Queensland, Australia." PLoS One. 11 (1), pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0146133
The (non)effects of lethal population control on the diet of Australian dingoes
Allen, Benjamin L. and Leung, Luke K.-P.. 2014. "The (non)effects of lethal population control on the diet of Australian dingoes." PLoS One. 9 (9), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0108251
Diet of dingoes and other wild dogs in peri-urban areas of north-eastern Australia
Allen, Benjamin L., Carmelito, Erin, Amos, Matt, Goullet, Mark S., Allen, Lee R., Speed, James, Gentle, Matt and Leung, Luke -K.-P.. 2016. "Diet of dingoes and other wild dogs in peri-urban areas of north-eastern Australia." Scientific Reports. 6, pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep23028
Insects for breakfast and whales for dinner: the diet and body condition of dingoes on Fraser Island (K’gari)
Behrendorff, Linda, Leung, Luke K.-P., McKinnon, Allan, Hanger, Jon, Belonje, Grant, Tapply, Jenna, Jones, Darryl and Allen, Benjamin L.. 2016. "Insects for breakfast and whales for dinner: the diet and body condition of dingoes on Fraser Island (K’gari)." Scientific Reports. 6, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep23469