Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has backed calls for a UK-wide ban on electric shock dog collars.
Aberdeen South MP Ross Thomson wants Westminster to take action and ban the devices, following in the footsteps of Scotland and Wales, and convinced Mr Johnson to back the campaign.
Mr Thomson said: “I am a dog owner, but you don’t have to own a pet to understand that these electric shock collars are cruel and unnecessary.
“These devices are openly marketed and sold as training aids, and they work by instilling fear of punishment in the animal.
“It’s often said that dogs are a man’s best friend so it’s time we showed some of that loyalty and friendship in return – these collars are nothing short of barbaric and it is time that the law reflected that.”