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Dogs: Animal Welfare

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 30th March 2017.

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Photo of Margaret Ritchie Margaret Ritchie Social Democratic and Labour Party, South Down

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of regulating the use of static pulse, sonic and spray collars on dogs.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

An amended statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Dogs will be placed before Parliament later this year. We propose to include in it a specific reference to the circumstances under which electronic training aids and similar devices for dogs can be used.

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