Online petition seeking to ban ear piercing for babies in the UK
(UK) An online petition in the UK has over 38,000 signatures calling for a ban on baby ear piercing.
The petition is asking the Minister for Children, Edward Timpson, to set a minimum legal age requirement.
The campaign was started by Susan Ingram who says, "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.
"In the U.S. there are no federal laws, but some states do require parental consent for those under the age of 18.