In the UK banned cruel electronic collars for animals. Read the details!
Monday is not always a hard day. For example, Monday, August 27, 2018 was marked by good news for British dogs and cats. The UK government has announced a ban on cruel electronic collars for training animals.
In the photo: a dog in an electric collar. Photo source: https://www.independent.co.uk
Electronic collars for training with remote control (otherwise they are also called ESHO - electroshock collars, as well as pulse collars or electric collars) - this is a device by which the owner or trainer, by pressing the button on the remote control, can, as diplomatically write in the Russian-language Wikipedia , "Produce an electrical impulse effect on a dog." Simply put, beat the dog with electric shock. The power of the discharge can be different and is regulated manually.
The UK government’s decree says that these collars, in addition to causing harm and harm to the animal, also provoke redirected aggression and increase the general level of animal excitement, only exacerbating behavioral and health problems.
In the photo: a dog in an electroshock collar with a remote control. Photo source: http://www.dogingtonpost.com
Before making a decision, a public discussion was held on the idea of banning electric collars.
Having listened to the public opinion, the UK government did not extend a ban on an invisible electric fence that keeps animals from running out onto the road, and thus reduces the likelihood of traffic accidents. Such a fence is not considered inhumane, since animals very quickly learn to stay inside its borders, which means they are not exposed to electric shocks.
We are a society of animal lovers, and the use of punitive electroshock collars causes suffering and harms our pets. This prohibition will promote animal welfare and, I hope, encourage animal owners to use positive reinforcement training methods instead of punishment. ” - said cabinet member Michael Gove.
Photo source: https://www.onekind.scot
More than 7000 people took part in the public discussion. About 50% especially mentioned that they would not want a ban on electric fences.
A significant number of participants in the discussion, no matter whether they supported a general ban or approved the use of electric fences, expressed concern about the number of people who improperly or without proper training use manual means of remote monitoring of animal behavior (remote controls).
WikiPet congratulates British animals and their owners and hopes that the wave of prohibitions on electronic collars in Western Europe will also encourage dog and cat owners in our country to use humane ways to interact with pets.
Photo source: https://www.sundaypost.com