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Electric shock dog collars banned in Scotland

Scotland follows Wales’ lead by banning electric shock dog collars (Picture: Shutterstock)

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’.

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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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