Electronic Shock Collars Used To Train Dogs And Cats To Be Banned Under Government Plans
- Environment Secretary Michael Gove says necklaces cause a lot of suffering
- He plans to ban them in England by amending the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
- Electronics are already banned in Wales over cruelty allegations
- Organizations and MPs have long campaigned against the use of necklaces
The use of electric shock collars to train dogs and cats should be prohibited following allegations of cruelty.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced plans to ban devices that give shocks to help train animals.
He said, “We are a nation of animal lovers and the use of these punitive devices can cause suffering, intentionally or unintentionally, to our pets.
Black Labrador Retriever Wearing Electric Dog Training Collar: Devices Give Shock To Help With Animal Training
Environment Secretary Michael Gove (left) says electronic shock collars cause unnecessary suffering
Campaigners say it’s important to protect puppies from the physical and psychological damage controversial collars can cause
“Organizations and MPs have campaigned against the use of impact collars with passion. Their use has already been banned in Wales. Mr Gove plans to ban them in England this summer by introducing new regulations under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
Caroline Kisko of the Kennel Club said: “Training a dog with an electric shock collar causes physical and psychological damage.”
RSPCA expert Samantha Gaines said collars have “no place in modern pet ownership.”