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Pronged Dog Collars To Be Banned In Queensland

Pronged dog collars, cauterising horse legs and certain kinds of pig poison are due to be banned in Queensland following the first review of its animal welfare laws in two decades.

More than 900 people made written submissions to the review and more than 1400 responded to surveys.

Agricultural Industry Development Minister Mark Furner said the review ensured animal welfare laws were current and in line with community expectations.

"The community said to us overwhelmingly inhumane practices like the use of pronged collars have to stop.

"These collars are designed to train or restrain animals by injuring them and the fact is there are better ways to train our family pets," Mr Furner said on Sunday.

Thermocautery - colloquially known as "firing" - is also due to be banned.

The practice involves creating inflammation with heat to treat tendon injuries in horses and dogs, however the Australian Veterinary Association says there is no scientific evidence it works and encourages regulators to ban it.

Other amendments include ending the use of yellow phosphorous pig poison, which causes a high degree of suffering and can take days to kill the feral animals that are baited into eating it.

Inspectors are also expected to be given more powers, including possibly being able to issue on-the-spot fines for some offences.

Further proposed amendments are due to be announced.

"Stakeholders will be able to provide further feedback on the proposed amendments via the Parliamentary Committee process before any amendments ... are made," Mr Furner said.

AAP with The Project