Activists in shock over government collar stance
Animal welfare campaigners have declared it “extremely disappointing” the Scottish Government will continue to allow dog owners to use electric shock collars.
Ministers say new regulations being brought in will introduce tighter controls on the use of the devices than there are in England.
However, the Kennel Club and others want the collars outlawed.
The Kennel Club, veterinary organisations, dog trainers and MSPS were among those to attend a Scottish Parliament event last week demanding a ban.
Kennel Club secretary Caroline Kisko said: “It is extremely disappointing that despite the large amount of scientific evidence proving that electric shock collars are a cruel training method for dogs, the Scottish Government has decided to pursue a costly route to regulate.”