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Vets hail government plans to ban shock collars in England

The BVA has welcomed Defra’s consultation on banning the
use of shock collars in England, following a sustained joint
campaign by BVA and other organisations. Commenting
on the announcement, BVA President John Fishwick said:
“We welcome the Government’s launch of a consultation on
banning the use of shock collars in England and would like
to see it result in an effective ban soon.

“We know from leading veterinary behaviourists that using
fear as a training tool is less effective than positive training methods, such as encouragement or rewards, and can take a
toll on an animal’s overall welfare.

“We were in Westminster last week along with several
animal welfare charities to highlight the issue and call upon
Members of Parliament to back a ban on the use of shock
collars. We were pleased to see several MPs pledge their
support.”

BVA will continue to push for an outright ban on the sale
and import of shock collars across the UK.

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