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Animal suffering: the Assembly votes to ban "training collars"


The National Assembly voted almost unanimously Monday evening January 16 a Macronist bill to ban so-called necklaces from...

The National Assembly voted almost unanimously on Monday evening January 16 a Macronist bill to ban so-called “


” collars, electric, stranglers and spiked collars on dogs and cats, because of the suffering they cause. .

Adopted at first reading by 111 votes to 5, this text must now be sent to the Senate.

It was worn by Renaissance MP Corinne Vignon, in conjunction with the Brigitte Bardot Foundation.



", "

loss of hair

", behaviors of "


", "


", the elected representative of Haute-Garonne denounced at the podium the "

physical and psychological lesions

" caused to animals by these

coercive "

training collars

". , “

not effective and counter-productive


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“Increasingly strong societal expectations”

The Minister of Agriculture Marc Fesneau welcomed "

a step forward in the fight against animal abuse

", at a time when "

societal expectations are increasingly strong

" in this area.

The text aims to prohibit "

the use on dogs and cats of any electric shock device, strangler without stopper or whose points are turned towards the body of the animal


Any offender is liable to an administrative fine of 750 euros, or even 3,750 euros in the event of a repeat offense or for dressage professionals.

Added in committee, a derogation is provided for the services of the armies that use dogs and for operations to capture dangerous and stray animals.

The exception granted to the military was criticized by LFI Anne Stambach-Terrenoir.

The proposed law also prohibits the sale, expensive or free transfer and advertising of these "

training collars

", liable to an administrative fine of 3,000 euros for a natural person and 15,000 euros for a legal person.

Source: lefigaro

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