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Electric Shock Collars - Illegal?

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OKComputer Tue 28-Dec-10 18:19:57

An (awful) woman I know has two fox terriers and sadly "works" them.

One has an electric shock collar. A friend told me that they're illegal, but I'm not sure.

Does anyone know about this, please?


TheBrandyButterflyEffect Tue 28-Dec-10 18:21:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

OKComputer Tue 28-Dec-10 18:22:44

Sorry, yes I should have said. Yep, in England.

BigBadMummy Tue 28-Dec-10 18:23:04

How do you know it's n electric shock collar?

I have an anti bark collar for my Jack Rusell that vibrates, it's not an electric shock though. I don't use it, mind you.

Interested to know how you know that / why you can't ask her / what the point of your post is.

festiveflashingmammaries Tue 28-Dec-10 18:23:24

They are legal in England but banned in Wales I think

article here

OKComputer Tue 28-Dec-10 18:24:49

She told me today that it's an electric shock collar. She said it gives him a shock and keeps him in check.

I'd like to let her know that it's illegal and why it's illegal, if it is!

OKComputer Tue 28-Dec-10 18:27:19

Thanks festiveflashingmammaries.

VallhalaLalalalalalalalaaaaaa Tue 28-Dec-10 18:46:06

Sadly no, they're not illegal in England. They are in Wales but we're lagging behind.

You can tell the stupid woman that the Dogs Trust, RSPCA and Kennel Club are all fervently against the use of electric shock collars.

OKComputer Tue 28-Dec-10 18:52:30

Thanks for the info. I can't believe they're legal.

Mind you, I'd hardly expect a woman who happily puts dogs underground to fight foxes to have any compassion!

VallhalaLalalalalalalalaaaaaa Tue 28-Dec-10 19:08:59

Words fail me.. well, polite ones at least!

This might be worth showing the nasty specimen

OKComputer Tue 28-Dec-10 19:35:01

Thanks. Don't worry, I've discussed terrierwork and the Hunting Act with her. She knows I'm keeping a watchful eye >evil cackle< wink

spandexqueen Wed 29-Dec-10 12:15:42

I remember two golden retrievers having electric shock collars years ago.

They were completely out of control and eventually killed a jack russel.

I've no doubt that the collars sent them mad sad

Laska Wed 29-Dec-10 19:09:21

Training through pain isn't acceptable - ever angry

Here are some links for you which might help - if she's inclined to read them:


Dog Secrets

And if chasing is a problem this link might help:


KPee Thu 30-Dec-10 18:29:28

Suggest to this odious women that she try's the collar for herself, and see's how much she likes it.

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