Ban on pronged collars for dogs among a range of animal welfare changes proposed for Tasmania

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
Updated June 20 2022 - 5:41am, first published 5:30am
Pronged collars are still used by a small number of dog obedience trainers, RSPCA Tasmania says, with spikes poking into the dog's neck as a way of negative reinforcement. Picture: RSPCA

The use of pronged collars will be banned and authorised officers will have greater power to enter properties and seize animals under a range of proposed changes to Tasmania's animal welfare laws.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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