Code of Practice for the Capture and Marketing of Feral Animals in Western Australia - Western Australia


You may need to comply with this code if you intend to capture, destroy or market feral animals. Feral animals are domesticated animals that have returned to a wild state. They do not include native animals, or introduced wild animals (with the exception of deer).

The code outlines the basic needs of feral animals and includes information on:

  • food and water
  • accommodation and handling facilities
  • transportation
  • use of traps to capture feral livestock
  • domestication and management practices.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 2002 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare (General) Regulations 2003 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Agriculture and Food

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