To: Minister for Children Edward Timpson

Ban ear piercing for babies/toddlers

Ban ear piercing for babies/toddlers

Make it illegal for babies/toddlers to get their ears pierced. Set a minimum legal age requirement.

Why is this important?

It is a form of child cruelty. Severe pain and fear is inflicted upon infants unnecessarily. It serves no purpose other than to satisfy the parent's vanity. Other forms of physically harming children are illegal- this should be no different.


Reasons for signing

  • Parental vanity, not in the interest of the child, and not religiously required
  • Causing un-neccessary pain to a child is the definition of child abuse and this is exactly what this is. Nothing less.
  • The individual should be old enough to understand and choose piercing for themselves.

Updates

2015-10-14 00:03:30 +0100

50,000 signatures reached

2015-06-07 18:07:04 +0100

20,000 signatures reached

2015-06-05 21:52:33 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2015-06-05 11:43:32 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2015-06-04 11:47:38 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2015-06-04 07:17:48 +0100

500 signatures reached

2015-06-03 21:37:58 +0100

100 signatures reached

2015-06-03 21:21:26 +0100

50 signatures reached

2015-06-03 20:34:06 +0100

25 signatures reached

2015-06-03 18:14:54 +0100

10 signatures reached