How this Association support the Farm Animal Welfare Council's Five Freedoms
The Electric Fence Association has had discussions with the
and is very happy to play its part in
optimising the conditions in which domestic animals are confined and wild animals excluded.
|Freedom from discomfort||
THE FIVE FREEDOMS are;
|Freedom from fear and distress|
|Freedom from hunger and thirst||Freedom from pain injury and disease||Freedom to express normal behaviour|
The Electric Fence Association, which consists of all manufacturers within the United Kingdom and many importers and distributors, aims to produce electric equipment, powered by 220v or 110v mains supply and by batteries which, in achieving its objective, administers the very shortest sharp shock to the animal. The more intelligent the animal, the quicker it learns, indeed, animals such as dogs and horses will on occasion never approach an electric fence again, even when the power is turned off!
We have to say that there are certain imported, so called 'high energy' equipment which our Members feel can administer excessive shocks and, therefore, unnecessary pain to animals. These we neither support nor condone.
All the equipment produced by our members and sold in the UK is very strictly
controlled to British Standard and European norms.
Our members are knowledgeable about basic animal behaviour and produce many
types of fence to suit most animal species. Increasingly, safe areas for
exercise and nourishment for domesticated animals can be protected from the
ingress of animals outside by electric fencing or electrified netting.