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Electric Training Collars Can Cause Psychological Damage — 4 Comments

  1. All that punishment teaches is fear of more punishment.

    It goes further than collars. There are a couple of firms in the UK who are now selling “Invisible fences” where the cat wears a collar and if the cat goes over the line of a buried cable, the poor cat gets a painful electric shock. These hateful systems are being sold to supposedly save cats from being run over on the road.

    They don’t stop intruders into a cat’s territory and what happens when a cat is so terrified it runs through the boundary and once the adrenalin is down, cannot return to it’s territory due to fear of being painfully shocked?

    The science behind these dreadful devices is utterly crap.

    Brian Blessed who I used to believe was a good advocate for animals was involved in the advertising campaign for one of these invisible fence torture devices a couple of years ago. I hope he has since, seen sense and distanced himself from these instruments of torture.

  2. I do hope that shock collars are banned!
    They are horrible and cruel and most definitely hurt and confuse dogs because they train by fear.
    I hate them with a passion as I do electric fences and scat mats.
    One of our neighbours has a yorkie X which he says ‘barks at his own shadow’ It’s true, he yaks non stop and they had thought about a shock collar for him, but thankfully decided against it when we told him how cruel they are.
    As much as that dog gets on our nerves we wouldn’t wish that punishment on him.
    I hate any form of punishing cats, people need to realise that cats don’t understand punishment, it’s cruel and pointless.

    • The concept of training by punishment is a symptom of the incorrect relationship between human and companion animal that exists across large areas of the planet. Humans are pretty basic in 2013.

    • Disgusting – if I wasn’t busy right now I’d probably lay into those pathetic excuses of humans who make and use those disgusting things. It’s like having a tazer attached to your throat – it must be beyond horrifying for any animal with one on. I would love to make those so called humans wear those things so they understand the true meaning of ‘imprisonment, torture, captivity, punishment’.

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