Pets: Animal Welfare:Written question - 230930

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Asked on: 11 March 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Pets: Animal Welfare
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend (a) the statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Dogs and Code of Practice for the Welfare of Cats in relation to invisible fencing containment systems and (b) the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to ban the use of hand-held remote controlled e-collar devices.
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Answered by: David Rutley
Answered on: 14 March 2019

On 27 August 2018, the Government announced that it will ban the use of hand-held remote controlled electronic collars (e-collars) for dogs. The ban will not include collars used for invisible fencing. The necessary legislation will be introduced as soon as Parliamentary time allows.

The statutory codes of practice for the welfare of dogs and cats will be reviewed in the light of the change in the law on e-collars.

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