An awesome blog on shock collars by Awesomedogs. VERY worth reading.
I have read a lot of social media posts lately on the topic of shock collars. Specifically, proponents claim that:
Modern shock collars do not cause pain. It is a mild tingle, a tickle. It is very much like a tens machine used by physiotherapists to heal people. Like the wee little pop of carpet static, the reaction is startle and not pain. This idea is substantiated with statistics. Bark collars, at 0.0003 joules are far gentler than an abdominal energizer – coming in at 0.914 joules of energy.
Here’s the problem with joules and volts. You can’t say, “This amount of shock will kill you.” It’s complicated.
For example, consider the follow three people who were shocked:
A Construction worker wearing insulated boots touches household wire feels a mild tingle.
B Homeowner standing barefoot on a wet bathroom floor touches household wire dies.
C Child is shocked with 20,000 volts and…
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