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 ban.

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Government under pressure to ban electric dog collars

“Having carefully considered the concerns expressed by stakeholders and the public regarding electronic dog training collars, in particular the availability on the Internet of inexpensive devices that can be purchased by anyone and used to deliver discharges painful electrical appliances, I have decided to take action to effectively and quickly ban their use in Scotland, ”said Ms Cunningham

“Causing pain to dogs by improper training methods is clearly totally unacceptable and I want there to be no doubt that painful or unpleasant training for dogs will not be tolerated. “

He said, “Electric shock collars are cruel, unnecessary and ineffective. I am delighted that the Scottish Government has today taken a stand against cruelty and taken decisive action against its use.

Necklaces are already banned in Wales, but remain in use in England. The ban will be introduced through guidance issued under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.

“I am glad that our campaign has finally forced the SNP to understand this problem; that electric collars are harmful, and expert opinion is clear that electrocution in dogs does not help train them. “


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