Electric shock collars for dogs will be banned in Scotland after thousands backed a campaign to stop the ‘barbaric’ devices.
The Scottish Government said causing pain to animals by ‘inappropriate training methods is clearly unacceptable’.
A petition calling for a ban on the collars was signed by more than 19,000 people.
The collars were first banned in Wales in 2010, but they are still allowed in England despite calls for a blanket UK ban.
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