Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wales Bans Electric Collars

Wales has become the first part of the UK to ban the use of electrical collars on dogs and cats. These collars are usually used by owners to punish and train disobedient or rowdy pets. However, the collars send a shock of electricity to the pet each time it is triggered.

Experts have stated that these collars can backfire. The owner-pet relationship can begin to breakdown when the owner is constantly shocking the animal. Dogs can often become confused by the shocks and begin to attack those near them.

Anyone in Wales found using the electric collar will face a fine of £20,000 or six months in prison.

Read more at DailyMailOnline.

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