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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

  • Abuse to a child for no reason than to satisfy parents vanity
  • Its cruel and there is no need to put a baby or child through pointless pain for a dumb accessory. Wait until they are old enough to ask for themselves and understand what will happen and that it will be painful.
  • Because the risks and the reasons are right in my eyes. Also baby’s and children should have there own choice on if they want there ears done, my daughter is 7 months and I wouldn’t ever take her to get them as I was her to be able to tell me she’s ready instead of forced

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