After a milestone victory for dogs in Wales, the Kennel Club is
disappointed to learn of the intention of the Electronic Collar
Manufacturers Association to seek a Judicial Review on the Welsh
Assembly Government's decision to ban shock collars, which came
into force last week.
The National Assembly for Wales unanimously voted in favour of the
regulations making the ban the first of its kind in the UK, and the
first piece of secondary regulation to be introduced in Wales under
the Animal Welfare Act.
Kennel Club Communications Director, Caroline Kisko said: "The
Electronic Collar Manufacturers Association is clutching at straws
by challenging the Welsh Assembly Government's decision. Research
has proven beyond any reasonable doubt that aversive training
techniques such as shock collars cause pain and fear for
"The Kennel Club is contacted frequently by people with negative
experiences with these devices and so there is no doubt in our
minds that they must be banned. We have campaigned to ban the use
of shock collars for four years in Wales and are delighted with the
"We will be continuing to fight for a ban on shock collars
throughout the rest of the UK to ensure these cruel and unnecessary
devices are outlawed."
The Animal Welfare (Electronic Collars) (Wales) Regulations 2010
came into force at 00.01 on Wednesday 24th March.
For further information on the Kennel Club campaign to ban
electric shock collars, contact the External Affairs department on