#1 Toy Pig Removed From UK Farm Playsets to Avoid Religious Controversy
11-16-2010, 05:35 PM
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Toy Pig Removed From UK Farm Playsets to Avoid Religious Controversy
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A UK toy shop has become the target of mothers‘ ridicule after it removed a toy pig from a children’s farm set in an attempt to kowtow to religious preferences. (h/t Weasel Zippers)
Can you spot the difference in these before/after images? Hint: "Oink."
The animal was missing from the Early Learning Centre’s (ELC) HappyLand Goosefeather Farm when a mother bought it as a gift for her daughter’s first birthday.
The set did contain a cow, sheep, chicken, horse and dog, but the pig sty was empty – even though there was a button that made an “oink” noise.
What? No accommodation for Hindus who might find a farm cow offensive?
When the mother named only as Caroline complained, she was told in an email the pig had been removed in case it upset Muslim or Jewish parents.
Eating pork is banned in both religions because pigs are considered unclean.
Thankfully, the company has come to its senses and promised to “reinstate the pig” after parents complained. One parent even condemned the whole episode as “political correctness gone loopy.”
But some defended the toy store’s move even suggested the company should have sold two separate versions of the toy, one with a pig and one without.
11-16-2010, 05:39 PM
Or a hypersensitive Muslim parent could have simply removed the pig before giving it to the child.
11-16-2010, 06:29 PM
11-16-2010, 08:14 PM
And Hamp doesn't think his country is going to the Muslims?Deplorably Proud To Be An American
11-16-2010, 08:33 PM
Unbelievable."The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
"The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
11-16-2010, 09:12 PM
Also, I like how they don't want to offend Jews, either. Trust me, we don't care what Goyim kids play with, as long as it isn't the Junior Dr. Mengele Vivisection Kit (TM).--Odysseus
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
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11-16-2010, 09:53 PM
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They pulled the pig and left the dog.Whazup with that ?
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