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Success for #banshockcollars: Defra has announced consultation into the ban of electric shock collars
A still from Dogs Trust’s campaign video
The lobbying efforts by Dogs Trust, veterinary professionals, animal charities and generally sane people, who signed the petition, has been successful: This morning, Defra announced it will ban the use of electric shock collars.
Just like we no longer cane children to teach them discipline, it is extraordinary that we should still use electric shock collars to discipline dogs. And yet, while choosing reward-based training over punishment should be a no-brainer