I argue that the terms lethal control, nonlethal control, and live trap are no longer sufficiently precise for continued use in the scientific community. Their continued use confuses the public and allows animal protectionists to use them as cudgels in political discourse. Alternative terms are recommended to resolve the semantic and subsequent political issues surrounding the traditional terms.
Vantassel, Stephen M.
"Commentary: Wildlife management professionals need to redefine the terms: lethal control, nonlethal control, and live trap,"
Human–Wildlife Interactions: Vol. 6
, Article 15.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/hwi/vol6/iss2/15