Methods of euthanasia and humane killing

Factsheet H: Humane killing and euthanasia (PDF) is drawn from the NHMRC Guidelines to promote the well-being of animals used for scientific purposes. It is a practical accompaniment to the more universal principles identified within the Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes.

This particular factsheet identifies the essential animal welfare considerations relating to euthanasia, including current evidence around the optimal methodology for carbon dioxide use.