Just become as positive and knowledgeable about it as possible! Your country is one I could see making the mistake of banning them outright.
We get it here, too. Not as bad as you probably.
Yes the possible ban is just outrageous. The picture that went viral and caused all this is a really extreme case of animal cruelty where the collar was left on for a long time. The stupid people can't tell the difference between proper use and abuse :/.