Boulder woman hopes to ban choke, claw and shock collars for dogs

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BOULDER, Colo .– A Boulder woman hopes to ban dog collars that choke, pinch or shock, according to the Boulder Daily Camera.

Dog trainer Mary Angilly is launching a campaign in hopes of securing the proposal in the 2018 poll.

His proposal would ban three controversial forms of dog training equipment: smothering collars, dog-stinging claw collars, and shock-resistant collars.

“I don’t want the people of Boulder to feel alienated or bad if they use them,” Angilly told the Daily Camera. “It’s about educating people and showing them that there are other ways.”

Choke collars are made of metal links that allow owners to control their dogs by tightening the collar around the dog’s neck.

Claw collars feature a series of claws with “blunt ends” so that when pulled, the claws pinch the dog.

Shockproof collars have electric currents that allow owners to deliver anything from a vibration to a full electric shock.

If passed, Boulder would be the first city in the United States to adopt such a ban.

The Daily Camera reports that similar efforts have been made in places outside the United States, including Canada and England.

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