“Training collars” for dogs and cats banned by vote in the National Assembly

The assembly votes to ban
Andrea Obzerova/EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm Assembly votes to ban “training collars” for dogs and cats

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Assembly votes to ban “training collars” for dogs and cats

POLITICS – The National Assembly almost unanimously voted this Monday evening, January 16, a Macronist bill to ban so-called necklaces. “education”electric, chokes and spikes on dogs and cats, because of the suffering they cause.

This text, which was adopted at first reading by 111 votes to 5, must now be sent to the Senate. The only votes against came from National Rally, which was also split with 19 in favor and 6 abstentions.

The bill was introduced by Renaissance MP Corinne Vignon in collaboration with the Brigitte Bardot Foundation. “burner”, “loss of hair”behavior of “terror”, “paralysis”the elected representative of Haute-Garonne condemned on the podium “physical and psychological damage” What causes these animals? “training collar” coercion, “not effective and counterproductive”.

Minister of Agriculture Marc Fesneau paid tribute “a step forward in the fight against animal cruelty”when “Society’s expectations are growing” in the case.

Fines up to 3,750 euros

The purpose of the text is to prohibit “use on dogs and cats of any electric shock device, suffocation device without a plug or with tips facing the animal’s body”. Any offender can be punished with an administrative fine of 750 euros, or even 3,750 euros in the case of a repeat offense or for dressage professionals.

Added in the committee, an exemption is given for the services of the armies using dogs and for operations to catch dangerous and stray animals. An exception criticized by BIA Anne Stambach-Terrenoir.

The proposed law also prohibits the sale, burdensome or free transfer and advertising of these “training collar”is punished with an administrative fine of 3,000 euros for a natural person and 15,000 euros for a legal person.

The Brigitte Bardot Foundation is pleased to contribute this text “to put an end to the abuse trivialized by the violent upbringing of animals, whose physical consequences and the traumatic consequences increase the risk of dangerousness and lead to numerous cases of abandonment and euthanasia”according to her.

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