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Campaign wins ban for electric dog shock collars

Electronic shock collars, which deliver painful electric shocks to dogs, have been banned by the Scottish Government after a campaign which had its roots on Arran.

The collars, used for ‘aversive training’ rather than positive re-inforcement, were the subject of government consultations in 2016 but which only resulted in regulating their use. However, after carefully considering the concerns raised about electronic ‘training’ collars, the government has now announced an immediate and effective ban on their use in Scotland.

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