Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Something of a mystery to me...

I'm not wanting to cause offence to anyone's beliefs here, but something struck me today. How come this woman gets sent to jail when she cuts tails from little puppies but its ok to cut the foreskins off little baby boys? Genuinely mystified. Just another day at the moment - I keep feeling that way...

5 comments:

Jax said...

I rarely find that sentences, or indeed many crimes, make much logical or ethical sense to me in all sorts of different directions.

For example, it's illegal to distribute child porn but fhm mag has just been told off by the pcc for publishing a picture of a 14 year topless because they didn't know she was 14. They didn't check of course - love to see that defence used by some guy who has been downloading stuff off the net :/

Liza said...

the chopping off any body parts without the owners consent should not be allowed. sorry but i do not care what the religious reasons behind it are. it is evil to inflict that on a tiny baby who has no choice in the matter.
*insert angry face*
oh and the puppytail chopping woman is also evil. andrew was completely shocked that anyone could treat an animal in that way when we heard it on the radio this morning.

Lucy said...

I agree with you re the comparison between puppy tails and circumcision. Years ago I worked (sort of paid work experience) for a vet and he docked a litter of puppies tails, he said he hated doing it but if he didn't the owners might do it themselves and it was better that he did it quickly and properly than have someone bodge it up at home. I didn't realise it's illegal now, another one of those little things that happened while I was overseas.

Wobblymoo said...

Docking was made illegal in April this year. It's always the same , fluffy cute animals get the laws passed to defend them while other barbaric practices happen to defenseless children and there is no uproar.

Elaine said...

They would have no way of policing circumcision male or female but I do believe that bringing charges of child abuse against parents who did not use qualified practitioners would ease some of the suffering these children go through.
Maybe that would start a 'trend' amongst 'ethical' practitioners of reporting abuses (if only to increase their own client base) and then as public awareness grew hopefully as with arranged marriages it would come to be seen as repulsive and abusive.