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Electronic Shock Collars
The Animal Welfare (Electronic Collars) (Wales) Regulations 2010 came into force in Wales on 24 March 2010.
The Regulations ban the use of any collar that is capable of administering an electric shock to a cat or dog. Examples of such collars include:
- electronic shock collars which are operated by remote control
- anti-bark collars
- those which are used in conjunction with electric fencing systems.
- any electrical device that is used by a veterinary surgeon in the treatment of a dog or cats medical condition
- electronic control weapons used by a police constable in his/her duty, such as a taser
- training devices that are not capable of emitting an electric shock, such as air and citronella collars or a vibrating collar, as commonly used on deaf dogs.
The Welsh Government commissioned an independent review of recent evidence in relation to the welfare implications for cats and dogs arising from the use of electronic collars.
The review considered the potential benefits and efficacy of electronic collars against the animal welfare concerns, in order to reach conclusions about whether their benefits outweighed the animal welfare costs.