Scotland to Ban Shock Collars?

Advocates for Animals, a leading animal rights group in the United Kingdom, released a report on May 22, 2006 calling on the Scottish Executive to ban the sale and use of electric shock collars for dogs in Scotland.

“The experience of dog behaviour experts and scientific studies provide clear evidence that the use of shock collars is unsafe, unnecessary, inhumane and can lead to long-term behaviour problems for dogs.

The call for a ban on electric shock collars in Scotland is supported by a wide range of animal welfare, dog training and veterinary organisations including the Scottish SPCA, The Scottish Kennel Club, The Kennel Club, Dogs Trust, Guide Dogs for the Blind, the Blue Cross and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.”

For more information, see the K9 Magazine story here.


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