Ban The Use of Shock Collars & E-Collars on Dogs in QLD

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Shock collars and E-collars are an outdated pain based "training" method still used on dogs in QLD despite the evidence from various studies proving that this kind of punishment based training is inefficient. "RSPCA Australia is opposed to the use of any electronically activated or other devices which deliver electric shocks, such as anti-barking collars...Such devices are inhumane as they inflict pain, involve punishment and can be used to abuse animals"

Anxiety is one of the most common causes of excessive barking. This type of behavioural modification does not tend to be successful because it fails to address the underlying cause of the behaviour. It simply masks the symptom, often causing the dog more anxiety and it is now unable to communicate it's distress. 

The use of shock collars and E-collars is illegal in the ACT, New South Wales and South Australia under the "Animal Welfare Act" and the "Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act". As Queenslanders we need to fight to have these laws passed in our beautiful state. We need to come together to be a voice for our beloved pets and speak up for them. It's time for us to stand up and stop watching on as animals are punished and abused for trying to communicate and exhibit normal behaviour! 

Our plan is to take this petition to government and show them that we have the support behind reforming current law in regards to shock collars and e-collars. 

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For more info please see RSPCA links below

https://kb.rspca.org.au/knowledge-base/is-the-use-of-electronic-dog-collars-legal/#:~:text=Section%2016%20of%20the%20Act,associated%20with%20canine%20invisible%20boundaries

https://kb.rspca.org.au/knowledge-base/should-i-use-an-anti-barking-collar-to-treat-my-dogs-barking-problem/