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Motion to ban electric dog collars

AMs approves the Animal Welfare Electronic Devices Regulations 2010, that bans the use of electric shock collars to train dogs or cats in Wales, on 23 March 2010.

Wales is the first country in the UK to ban the collars which are used to train animals which behave badly.

The collars are sometimes used to train dogs and cats by giving an electric shock when the animal is deemed to have behaved badly.

The move has been supported by animal welfare groups, who said pain and fear were not humane training methods.

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