Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, joined forces with the Kennel Club, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, the British Veterinary Association, Dogs Trust, Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home and the Scottish Kennel Club at an event calling for a ban on the use and sale of electric shock collars.
Electric shock collars are fitted around a dog’s neck and deliver an electric shock via a remote control or automatic trigger. They train dogs through fear of further punishment by administering shocks to the dog when they do not perform and cause significant suffering.
“I fully support a ban on the use and sale of electric shock collars. Given that electric shock collars are both detrimental to dog welfare and unpopular amongst the general public, I strongly believe that the time is right for the Government to show their commitment to dog welfare and ban these cruel and unnecessary devices.
“The use of shock collars has been banned in Wales since 2010 and the Scottish Government recently announced plans to follow suit. It is about time that England took the humane option too.”