Hello. I work for a local council that lends Indian Myna bird traps to local residents upon request to trap and euthanase Indian Mynas on their private properties. Indian Mynas are not a declared Pest Species in NSW but they are a nuisance to many people and some local councils in NSW support their residents by lending traps to them. We lend the traps to residents with a manual that explains how to operate the trap and how to humanely dispose of the trapped birds. However, since we are essentially conniving in the killing of animals on private land by lending these traps, I’m wondering whether we are also liable to prosecution under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 NSW if the resident violates this Act. Violation in this instance means the inhumane treatment of the bird, such as leaving it in a stressed state in the trap (i.e. overnight without food or water) or letting the bird die in the trap, which is a cruel way of killing it. This does happen on occasion. As well as the private resident, would Council also be liable to prosecution or fines under the Act for being party to the criminal offence by owning and lending the trap to the resident? Thank you for considering this question.