Shining a light on the killing of animals

People coexist with animals in different ways. In these diverse situations, there are various reasons for killing animals. That distinction creates tension from different perspectives within what is already an uncomfortable subject. 

In this report, the Dutch Council on Animal Affairs explores the 'landscape' of the killing of animals by looking at five different reasons for doing so: preventing or controlling nuisance, ending suffering, not meeting the intended purpose, animal disease control, and human use. The council intends the advisory report to be helpful in discussing this uncomfortable subject and provides ways in which animal welfare can be improved in relation to killing.