Electric shock collars (ESCs) are worn around a dog's neck and deliver a painful and distressing electric shock when a dog does not behave in a desired way. These collars are unnecessary, cruel, and should be banned.
Research, including research by government department DEFRA and the Kennel Club, shows the harm the collars do, and public support for a ban:
1 in 4 dogs showed signs of stress compared to less than 5% of dogs in the non-electric shock collar control group.
1 in 3 dogs yelp at the first use of electric shock collar and 1 in 4 yelp at subsequent uses.
73% of the public disapprove of the use of electric shock collars on dogs
79% of the public agree that positive reinforcement training methods can address behavioural issues in dogs without the need for negative training methods
74% of the public would support the government introducing a ban on electric shock collars
The collars are already banned in Wales. We need them to be banned across the whole of the UK. DEFRA is the government agency responsible for enacting animal welfare laws in the UK.
Please sign my petition to tell Baroness Parminter, Co-Chair of DEFRA, that electric shock collars should be banned immediately.
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