Minister prohibits the use of current collars in dogs from next year

The use of electric collars for the education of dogs is prohibited from July 1 next year. Minister Carola Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality will send a letter about this to the Lower House on Thursday.


The use of electric collars for the education of dogs is prohibited from July 1 next year. Minister Carola Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality will send a letter about this to the Lower House on Thursday.

Power surges are now still permitted to prevent undesirable behavior of dogs for humans or other animals. Scientific research shows that the use of a power band is bad for animal welfare.

According to Schouten, the use of power belts causes unnecessary pain in dogs. ,, Now that animal welfare is at stake, I choose to ban the tires. As a pet holder you are responsible for taking good care of the animal. That also includes good education - without an electrical band - ".

For some purposes, such as training dogs for "secret operations by certain government departments," an exception is made, the minister writes.

Also new rules for breeding nude cat

In addition, Schouten comes with new rules for breeding the (naked) purebred cat Bambino Sphynx. Research from Utrecht University shows that the breeding of these cats is often accompanied by health and welfare problems for the animals. Criteria have been defined that enable the NVWA to better monitor the health of these cats.

The minister also calls on people to use the so-called 'cat checklist' of the National Information Center for Companion Animals (LICG) to purchase a cat. This helps people to make a responsible choice for the purchase of a cat.

ref: nunl