Condensed Advisory Report on ten means used to capture and kill birds

On 3 February 2015 the Minister for Agriculture submitted a request to the Council on Animal Affairs (RDA) for an advisory report concerning the designation of means, arrangements and methods that can be used to capture or kill birds.

Request for an advisory report

The Minister for Agriculture considers it important to understand what effects the possible use of a number of these means, arrangements and methods can have on animal welfare and whether there are any ethical aspects to their use. The advisory report can be helpful during the process of granting exemptions in determining the need to capture or kill birds, considering matters such as public health, traffic safety and the protection of property on the one hand, and the interests of minimising or preventing the negative effects on bird welfare and the killing of birds as far as possible on the other. For detailed information you will find attached the full report.