Tory MP John Baron: Electric dog collars are cruel

Southend Standard: John Baron John Baron

AN MP has hit out at electric dog collars, claiming they are cruel.

It is estimated that 300,000 of the devices, which are designed to administer an electric shock to train dogs, are in use in the country.

The Animal Welfare Bill, designed to outlaw the devices, is going through Parliament and Basildon and Billericay Tory MP John Baron supports the move.

He said: “Electric dog collars are cruel and have a negative impact on dog welfare. There is no place for them in today’s society.”

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9:39am Tue 28 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

If kinky vicars want to wear them it's up to them. ..
If kinky vicars want to wear them it's up to them. .. Howard Cháse

11:21am Tue 28 Jan 14

Jack222 says...

Ban the collars - or use them on the lazy owners of the dogs.
Ban the collars - or use them on the lazy owners of the dogs. Jack222

1:13pm Tue 28 Jan 14

alien12 says...

perhaps he would like to live where I do where every other house has an untrained dog that barks and howls 24/7
perhaps he would like to live where I do where every other house has an untrained dog that barks and howls 24/7 alien12

4:07pm Tue 28 Jan 14

emcee says...

alien12 wrote:
perhaps he would like to live where I do where every other house has an untrained dog that barks and howls 24/7
That is due to lazy and inconsiderate dog owners who cannot be bothered to train their dogs. It is not due to lack of electric dog collars being used in those houses.
[quote][p][bold]alien12[/bold] wrote: perhaps he would like to live where I do where every other house has an untrained dog that barks and howls 24/7[/p][/quote]That is due to lazy and inconsiderate dog owners who cannot be bothered to train their dogs. It is not due to lack of electric dog collars being used in those houses. emcee

4:12pm Tue 28 Jan 14

emcee says...

Electric dog collars are completely unnecessary and could, indeed, be percieved as cruel. What ever happened to the Woodhouse way. A firm voice, a tug of the lead and a "scooby snack" as an incentive. We live in an age of lazy dog owners, I suppose.
Electric dog collars are completely unnecessary and could, indeed, be percieved as cruel. What ever happened to the Woodhouse way. A firm voice, a tug of the lead and a "scooby snack" as an incentive. We live in an age of lazy dog owners, I suppose. emcee

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