Shock collars have not been banned in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Germany, Wales, Quebec, and parts of Australia, and more, for no good reason. So...It's time to stand up for the animals, and ban the use of electronic shock collars throughout the United States.
So yes, these gadgets ARE considered cruel by the majority of people who live in a modern civilised society.
GSD owner for 56 years. (UK)