Tasmania ban on glue boards

As of the 2008 amdendments to the Animal Welfare Act of Tasmania, the use of glue board traps, to entrap animals, has been banned, other than with Ministerial exemption. The relevant statutory language now reads:

12. Traps
(1) Subject to subsection (2), a person must not set, lay or place a leghold trap, glueboard trap or snare.
Fine not exceeding 5 penalty units.
(2) A person may apply to the Minister for an exemption to use a leghold trap, glueboard trap or snare.
(3) The Minister, in granting an exemption, may impose any condition the Minister considers appropriate.
(4) This section does not apply to –
(a) the use of a mist net by a person who holds a permit to use a mist net granted under the Nature Conservation Act 2002; or
(b) a gillnet used in accordance with any regulations or rules made under the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995; or
(c) a box trap, cage trap, mousetrap and other similar devices.
(5) The Minister may delegate the powers under this section to the Secretary.
(6) In this section – "glueboard trap" means a device that uses an adhesive substance to entrap an animal.


Linked here is the text of the Minister's exemption from the ban for "All persons licensed as commercial operators under section 22 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1995." Such commercial operators' use of glueboards for rodent control must be in accordance with the Australian Environmental Pest Managers' Association's Guidelines for the Use of Rodent Glueboards in Australia by the Pest Management Industry. The exemption document linked above details those guidelines.

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