This standard was last reviewed and confirmed in 2017. Therefore this version remains current.
1.1 This part of ISO 10990 specifies methods for use in performance testing of traps used on land to restrain
mammals. The performance testing includes methods for evaluation of trauma, selectivity, capture efficiency and
1.2 It is recognized that injury is only one component of animal welfare. However, there are insufficient data
collected in a scientific manner on the additional components to allow for the complete assessment of animal
welfare. Several areas of investigation are presented for evaluation in annex A. Selection of the data collection
methodology is left to the investigator. However, it is assumed that such collection methods will follow accepted
It should also be understood that data collected in any, or all, of the suggested areas will probably not provide an
absolute measure of welfare. Rather, the compilation of such data over time should provide a mechanism for
comparing the relative animal welfare impacts of different restraint methods.
Status : PublishedPublication date : 1999-11
Edition : 1Number of pages : 20
Technical Committee:Animal (mammal) traps
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