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Post by Caryll on Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:30 pm

An article from Dogs Today Magazine....

"The Mayhew Animal Home is calling for a total ban on the use of aversive training collars and is asking Dogs Today readers to join its campaign against their cruel use.

Prong and Shock collars are often used as a training method by means of inflicting pain on the dog to modify behaviour. the devices can cause serious physical injuries, especially when misused, such as sprained necks, oesophageal damage, vertebrae damage and even death by strangulation, and government funded studies have shown they are no more effective than positive reinforcement methods. The home regularly patches up dogs with painful injuries from metal prongs.

Caroline Yates, Mayhew CEO says, "It is shocking that these types of collars are still readily available in the UK. We are supposec to be a nation of animal lovers, but these collars are plainly torturous and totally unecessary".

Electric shock collars are already banned in Wales. Now, the Mayhew is asking politicians for a UK-wide ban.

Join the campaign at http://themayhew.org/trainingcollars "

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Re: Ban Shocks & Prongs

Post by Eleanor on Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:41 pm

Would also like to add that prong and shock collars can cause swelling/inflammation to the thyroid, which can cause the body's immune system to attack the gland, resulting in serious medical problems.

They say to test a prong and shock collars around the arm to see if it actually hurts. Around the arm, no, it doesn't particularly. Try it around the neck instead and they'll see it isn't so nice.
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Post by Dave on Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:44 pm

they are disgusting and make me cringe
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Post by Caryll on Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:54 pm

I totally agree with you Dave. As Eleanor says, people should try it around their own necks with someone else pressing the button when they're not expecting it!

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Post by LyndaW on Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:50 pm

Electric shocks or spikes sent into a dog's neck is deplorable, unnecessary and should be banned. RSPCA where are you?

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Post by Caryll on Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:07 pm

For once, the RSPCA are not to blame. They've said for years that the prong & shock collars should be banned, but nobody listened.

Hopefully, now that the MP has read a motion in parliament for them to be banned, the government will be more inclined to listen.

It happened in Wales, so now let's see it happen in England, Scotland & N. Ireland!

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Post by Eleanor on Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:07 pm

Yup, I think Wales has the right idea!
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Post by Caryll on Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:13 pm

I signed the petition, I hope it helps.

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Post by Eleanor on Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:17 pm

Me too
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