Ban on electric shock collars should be extended across UK

Responding to news that the Scottish government is to ban electric shock collars used in the training of dogs, Liberal Democrat Environment spokesperson Tim Farron said:


“Although shock collars are marketed as harmless, they cause anxiety-related behaviours, re-directed aggression and physical pain to dogs.
"Extensive research has proved that training a dog with a shock collar is harmful and unnecessary.
"Westminster needs to legislate to ban both the sale and use of these barbaric devices across the whole of the UK, following the lead of the Welsh and now Scottish governments.”

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