Choke and Prong Collars are Officially Banned in Toronto

Saving the necks of furry friends across the city

No one enjoys being stabbed in the neck for making noise or sudden movements. Got it? Good.

New regulations have surfaced regarding care and control of animals in Toronto. To be more specific, choke and prong collars are no longer OK in the city. Choke and Prong collars have been used to discipline dogs, usually larger and more aggressive breeds. The collars are brutal due to the fact that they typically lack a quick release mechanism. They also create danger for pet owners who can easily get snagged by the sharp metal prongs.

Most of the city’s bylaws carry a $240 fine for infraction.

Read here for a more in-depth look at Toronto’s ban on choke and prong collars and other new animal by-laws.

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