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.
74% of the public would support the government introducing a ban on electric shock collars
DEFRA is the government agency responsible for enacting animal welfare laws in the UK. Please sign Liz’s petition to tell Baroness Parminter, Co-Chair of DEFRA, that electric shock collars should be banned immediately. If enough people sign, DEFRA will see that they need to act now to change the law and protect dogs from these cruel devices.
You can sign the Care2 petition here