Pets in the Press: Shock Collar Ban

Posted 11 months ago

Several news agencies have reported on the government’s ongoing consultation process regarding a proposed shock-collar ban. The environment secretary Michael Gove MP still plans to ban the collars when used for training purposes but told MPs he believes when used with containment fences the collars offer pets “freedom”.

Gove said: “Containment fences can play a valuable role in ensuring that individual animals, dogs and cats, can roam free in the domestic environment in which they are loved and cared for.

“We want to introduce legislation to ensure that the use of shock collars as a means of restraining animals in a way that causes them pain is adequately dealt with.”

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