11 Myths About Electric Fences

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Farmers, Fencing, Humor

fi-shock-electric-fence-myths-infographicHow many times have you heard that simply wearing shoes will prevent you from getting shocked from an electric fence? Well, it’s not the case.

These and other myths about electric fences have been debunked by Fi-Shock Animal Containment Systems.

As with most myths and urban legends, it’s a lack of understanding that perpetuates these misconceptions. Not understanding how electric fences work and how they keep animals safe has led people to believe a lot of tall tales about electric fences.

The folks at Fi-Shock created this infographic to help educate people about electric fences and remind them that they provide an affordable, safe way for farmers and ranchers to keep livestock contained, predators out and crops protected.

Here are the 11 myths about electric fences.
Checkout the infographic to learn the truth.

Myth #1 – Electric fences are expensive.

Myth #2 – A low voltage line is safe.

Myth #3 – Electric fences are inhumane to animals.

Myth #4 – Everything that touches an electric fence will be shocked.

Myth #5 – You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

Myth #6 – Don’t whiz on the electric fence.

Myth #7 – Wearing shoes will prevent the shock.

Myth #8 – Horses can’t see electric fences.

Myth #9 – Plants near the fence will not grow.

Myth #10 – Grab the wire to test the fence.

Myth #11 – An electric fence will stop a herd of cows.

I remember growing up my dad would always say I was safe if I had on my rubber boots. I guess he was right. I, however, have since been shocked by many electric fences. Not a fun thing to endure.