Wild animals are animals (native or introduced) living and/or reproducing in the wild on land or in water.
|6.1||Wild animals must only be transported when essential for welfare or conservation reasons (as part of a government-supervised management program). Special consideration must be given to the welfare of wild animals during trapping, mustering, assembly, loading, and transport as they are unused to handling, confinement, or transport.|
|6.2||The RSPCA is opposed to the transport of wild animals for slaughter because of the inevitable suffering, unnecessary stress, and poor welfare outcomes associated with the transportation of wild animals.|
|6.3||Where wild animals are selected for killing under a government-supervised management program, they must be humanely killed in situ rather than transported to another destination to then be killed.|
|6.4||Wild animals must only be transported from the wild for the purposes of relocation, rehabilitation, or rehoming under a government-supervised management program and only if their welfare can be safeguarded.|
|6.5||Where wild animals selected for relocation or rehoming under a government-supervised management program are determined to be unsuitable for relocation or rehoming due to health or welfare reasons, they must be humanely killed in situ.|