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Scarborough MP Seeks Views On Pet 'Shock Collars'

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Published at 6:00am 9th April 2018 (Updated 7:25am 9th April 2018)

Scarborough and Whitby's MP wants your views on the use of pet 'shock collars'.

They could be banned in England under proposals to be brought forward by the Government.

The electrified collars can be put on cats or dogs to help train them - giving them a painful shock when they misbehave.

Most are triggered by a remote control but others can be linked to fences to stop pets from straying too far.

The shock collars are already illegal in Wales, and Scotland announced in January that they would ban them.

Robert Goodwill said:

"I'm still sort of open to constituent's views as to whether we should ban these shock collars.

One lady actually put the collar on herself before she put it on the dog so she would know the level of shock that she was applying.

And certainly we have electric fencing for livestock and that sort of thing.

So the jury's out on this particular one.

But it is interesting that people who have used these collars, have actually told me that it's actually helped them train their dog and in some cases, have actually saved their dog's life."

You can tell him what you think by email

robert.goodwill.mp@parliament.uk

You can also as khim a question on the Ask Your MP page on our website

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