PAPP-based lethal trap device (LTD)


This project aims to refine a lethal trap device prototype that can be fitted to all approved leg hold trap models and deliver an effective lethal dose of a humane toxin/anaesthetic.

This project builds on the research and development of the lethal trap device achieved through Invasive Animals CRC funding from 2005-2012.


In progress


  • Complete the development of lethal trap devices with scientific evidence from field trials that demonstrate the efficacy and establish operator exposure risks for the improved formulation of LTDs.
  • Prepare and submit an application for approval by the APVMA

Project Leader

A/Prof. Richard Price
Project Partners
  • Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • Connovation


Research Papers:

Meek, P., Brown, S., Wishart, J., Milne, H., Aylett, P., Humphrys, S., Ballard, G. and Fleming, P., Efficacy of Lethal Trap Devices to Improve the Welfare of Trapped Wild Dogs. Wildlife Research.

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