The Sun reports that photos of Jenner walking the Doberman has incurred the ire of animal advocates, who argued that the collar is "cruel" and a form of animal abuse.
Kendall Jenner is being criticized for using a "cruel" dog collar on her dog. Animal organizations urge dog owners to not use them, claiming they risk "injury, pain and suffering" to pets. pic.twitter.com/nn4X8Tg7YY— Pop Crave (@PopCraveMusic) January 23, 2020
Not only that, but as the publication also pointed out, animal rights organizations claim that the negative reinforcement collars risk "injury, pain and suffering," with PETA even recommending that prong collars "never" be used as they are "designed to punish dogs for pulling by inflicting pain and discomfort."
Needless to say, the photos sparked immediate backlash, with some saying Pyro should be taken away from Jenner and accusing her of being a bad owner.
"Kendall Jenner is just gross. Cutting your dogs tail, sticking rods in its ears, training it with devices that cause pain," as one user wrote. "All so she can get a cool pic for her Instagram, not to mention she's had about 5 different dogs. Whatever looks aesthetically good with her feed. Gross."
Kendall Jenner is just gross. Cutting your dogs tail, sticking rods in its ears, training it with devices that cause pain. All so she can get a cool pic for her Instagram, not to mention she’s had about 5 different dogs. Whatever looks aesthetically good with her feed. Gross. pic.twitter.com/0vO4wa0gwK— 🖤 (@blondelebowski) January 21, 2020
Kendall Jenner slammed for using ‘cruel’ dog collar on doberman that risks ‘pain and suffering’ – The Sun #So the arrogance of the Rich and Famous feel they are exempt from being called out over Animal Cruelty?? #These dog collars are painfulI It’s #ABUSE https://t.co/tT9M3WIKi0— lipstick (@rissalipstick) January 22, 2020
omg can someone please take that dog away from her— kevin (@spearzones) January 23, 2020
Put one on her and see how she likes it— amber (@gwsIight) January 23, 2020
Granted, Jenner also had her fair share of supporters who alleged that the collars don't actually harm dogs and that they just apply "a little pressure to help discipline them."
"If it hurt them they would cry and whine. and that dog don't look like it's hurting to me," as another person wrote. "I thought the same thing myself until we got one and I tried it myself to make sure it doesn't hurt them."
y’all. they don’t hurt them. it applies a little pressure to help discipline them. if it hurt them they would cry and whine. and that dog don’t look like it’s hurting to me. I thought the same thing myself until we got one and I tried it myself to make sure it doesn’t hurt them.— ashley mccarver (@ashleymccarver1) January 23, 2020
That said, others also responded by saying that Jenner is using the collar improperly, as the collars need to be placed so that "they're not right up on the trachea."
unlike regular collars, they’re not right up on the trachea. while kendall jenner DOES have the prong collar placed incorrectly on her dog (it should be higher up) the collar itself isn’t a torture device. many trainers use them and i even use one on my dog.— britni (@obritwan) January 22, 2020
Depending on the dog it can crush their trachea... you can literally just redirect. If they pull turn around. Takes a few hours of training but they get it... these are outdated— 🌼🌻🌞 J (@azarthoe) January 23, 2020
Jenner has yet to respond to the backlash.
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