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

  • Same as circumcision and indoctrination in any religion too - it's all abuse of a child... great to see this petition!
  • Did the infant/baby ask for its ears to be pierced? why not wait until they can decide if they want holes in their ears and can accept the discomfort should they want to have them done it's THEIR choice not ours!!
  • Stick a needle elsewhere on a baby and it would be considered child abuse. Disgusting and not needed at all. Poor babies!

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