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Animal welfare charities strike back against Gove over electric collars

Animal welfare charities including the RSPCA and The Kennel Club have penned an open letter saying the decision to reverse a planned ban on electric collars is “two steps forward, one step back for animal welfare”.

Environment secretary Michael Gove announced yesterday that the government plans to allow the use of electric collars in the case of containment fences near railway tracks and roads.

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