Dogs' health is also important

by Amelie E-D on Janvier 26, 2015 - 1:25pm

Original title: Quebec takes steps to protect pets from shock collars, prongs

Global News, Quebec Politics  

By Billy Shields Reporter Global News                                                                                                   

Published on July 7th, modified on July 14th 2014


People sometimes get an animal just to say they have one. They do not necessary care about their health or what they like or not and this is why, because some people do not have patience to raise a dog, they use easy ways that are not beneficial for the animal, such as shock collars. The province of Quebec tries to forbid that kind of practice on animals and gives fines that could reach until $36 000. People that were researching for Global News found that those collars could be harmful for dogs’ breathing and also painful for them every time they receive a shock. The worst is that even if dogs are wearing that, they are not necessarily more obedient. Almost all dogs will just continue their way and will not understand what they are not allowed to do.  I do not find this is a good way to raise a dog. If a person wants an animal, she has to assume the consequences and be responsible. The society should know there are many animals that are not well treated and that some places exist where we can call to report those cases to save animals’ lives.

I believe this is reliable source because it is on a well-known website, there are some quotes said by professional, and the minister is included and approves some facts in the article.