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Electric shock collars for dogs banned in Scotland

Electric necklaces will be banned in Scotland The collars are used to train dogs using small shocks, but have been criticized by animal rights activists and opposition politicians. Holyrood MPs are expected to debate new laws proposed by Conservative MP Maurice Golden on Thursday, which were drafted to introduce a …

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UK government faces calls to ban dog collars

Pressure is mounting on the UK government to follow in Scotland’s footsteps by banning the use of electric dog collars. The Scottish government announced on Wednesday that a ban on the devices would be introduced through directives issued under current Holyrood legislation. Now animal charities and Scottish politicians are calling …

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Electric dog collars banned in Scotland

Scotland is following Wales’ lead in banning electric shock dog collars (Photo: Shutterstock) Electric dog collars will be banned in Scotland after thousands of people back a campaign to end ‘barbaric’ devices. The Scottish Government has said that causing pain to animals by “improper training methods is clearly unacceptable”. 10-year-old …

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Electric dog collars will be banned in Scotland

The use of electric dog collars should be banned in Scotland, the Scottish government has announced. Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said causing pain to animals by “improper training methods is clearly totally unacceptable.” The ban will be introduced through directives issued under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2006 (Scotland). …

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The electronic dog fencing debate continues

Eleven years ago, Linda Teasley and her husband wanted to give their two puppies – Goldendoodle Noodles and English Bulldog Sheba – access to their yard so the dogs could run and play. But to do this, they wanted to secure their half-acre property. Having already suffered from their local …

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Calls to ban dog collars from New Zealand pet stores

Animal rights groups and vets are backing calls to remove electric dog collars from the shelves at Kiwi pet stores. The Animates pet store responded to a customer’s concerns about the collars this week, saying it stood behind Petsafe anti-bark collars to “be used to correct many harmful behaviors, which …

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Chain dogs and shock collars to become illegal

Keeping dogs chained to a fixed object or equipping them with collars that give electric shocks will soon become illegal, according to a bill released by the government. The proposed changes to the animal welfare law came after hundreds of people staged a street march calling for stricter legislation while …

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