Glueboards For Rodent Management
The Bureau of Animal Welfare, DPI Victoria published a Regulatory Impact Statement with the aim of banning glueboards for rodent management. There were about 120 responses to the RIS, split roughly 50/50 for and against. However over 80% of those in favour of banning them were individuals compared to most of those against from Associations and companies. With the sunsetting of the 'Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulation' in December 2008 the BAW released its proposed replacement Regulations in mid October for submissions by mid November. BAW proposed that the new Regulations would include a description of traps that may be used - 'prescribed traps'. If the trap is not listed, it is banned. Glueboards were not listed and therefore to be banned.