Ban of electric shock collars in England

11.03.18

Consultation to ban the use of electric shock collars in England

Our dog welfare expert, Dr Samantha Gaines, said:

We’re delighted that the Government has listened to the concerns raised by us and other animal welfare organisations and has launched a consultation to ban the use of electric shock collars in England.

These cruel collars have been illegal in Wales since 2010 and we've long been calling for them to be outlawed in England too.

Electric shock collars used to train and control cats and dogs are not only unacceptable as they can cause pain and fear, they're also unnecessary for long term behavioural change.

A survey carried out for the RSPCA’s #DogKind report found that while 88 percent of dog owners agreed that training shouldn’t frighten, worry or hurt dogs, a worrying 5 percent said they used electric shock collars.

We hope that this move will consign electric shock collars to the history books as they have no place in modern day pet ownership.

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