Toronto City Council: Ban Choke chains and Prong Collars from Public Off Leash Parks
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Toronto City Council: Ban Choke chains and Prong Collars from Public Off Leash Parks

    1. Scott Nygren
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      Scott Nygren

      Toronto, Canada

As it is already known, eCollars are currently banned under the guidelines of City Parks and Animal Services. As eCollars are used for (discomforting to painful) punishments to dogs, it makes sense. However, there are still Choke chains and Prong collars allowed in Public Off-Leash Parks.  Besides posing a risk to other dogs who can still get their lower jaw caught in these collars (they have NO quick release mechanisms) they also pose a risk to humans who may have to break up two dogs from fighting; these risks include avulsions, punctures or severe lacerations.  Off Leash Parks are not a place for these instruments.

Other Scientific information:

The primary use of these is to cause discomfort (at best) to pain (at worst) to control behaviour (Operant conditioning) and can cause side effects such as increased aggression because of the pain they cause (Classical Conditioning). There are far better methods of training and management that are current and far more humane.

To:
Toronto City Council
Ban Choke chains and Prong Collars from Public Off-Leash Dog Parks

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
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      Scott Nygren
      Petition Organizer

      Please feel free to share this with anyone and everyone who might have a dog in the city of Toronto. The sooner we can get these dangerous and antiquated pieces of equipment out of public parks the better. Thanks!

    3. Reached 50 signatures

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    • dominique françoise weber LAUFEN, SWITZERLAND
      • about 17 hours ago

      BAN THIS CRUELTY FOR GOOD!!!

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    • peter jennings PORTHTOWAN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 days ago

      Ban these implemants of torture

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    • ZILKA DAMIEN FRANCE
      • 2 months ago

      I SIGN BECAUSE, THIS JUST CAUSE AND USEFUL !!!!

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    • Carmen Rico TORONTO, CANADA
      • 6 months ago

      Stop torturing animals now!

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    • Marc Brode LASALLE, ON, CANADA
      • 6 months ago

      Prong collars are cruel

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