This policy concerns free living introduced species, such as camels, rabbits, cats and foxes, and doesn’t deal with exotic species currently found in pet shops; these are dealt with in our companion animals policy.
The AJP supports the humane and non-lethal treatment of all animals regardless of where their species originated. We will support and develop programs that are in-line with this position and focus on restoring eco-systems via methods harmonious to nature such a rewilding.
- To immediately ban the use of glue traps, leg traps and steel jaw traps in all States and Territories.
- To support research into non-lethal population control methods.
- To replace lethal biological and chemical control with the use of non-lethal techniques, including desexing, immunocontraception, relocation and other emerging technologies.
- To educate Australians regarding the damage that can be done by abandoned animals such as cats, dogs and other predator species, horses, pigs and non-native fish, amphibians and reptiles.
- To impose a moratorium on the introduction of exotic animals and disease-causing organisms.
- To encourage the use of physical barriers around valuable vegetation and, as an interim measure while animals are farmed, to allow the use of guard animals such as dogs or donkeys.