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Petitioning Amazon Press Office and 1 other
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Amazon Press Office
Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO
Amazon

Refuse to carry books which advocate the physical abuse of children.

102,292
Supporters

Currently there are several books available to buy on Amazon (both .com and .co.uk) that advocate, endorse and advise on parenting methods that involve the physical abuse of children. Examples of titles include To Train Up A Child, by Michael and Debi Pearl; Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp; and Don't Make Me Count to Three by Ginger Plowman.

Such books, and others like them, promote behaviour which is abusive of children. All of the above books advocate the use of a rod and other implements on children under one.

Such behaviour is abusive to children, and it is also 'offensive', which is contrary to Amazon's Content Guidelines.

It may well also be illegal, as it seems to go far beyond the 'reasonable chastisement' currently sanctioned by law in the UK, (where this petition originated) and in many US States. Not only is beating on a regular basis with a rod likely to leave a mark, which is illegal in the UK, it is also likely to amount to inhuman or degrading treatment, which is a breach of human rights.

We wish Amazon to urgently review their decision to stock any book or other product which advises the physical abuse of children.

To read more go to: http://mamamule.blogspot.com/2011/08/amazon-we-find-child-abuse-offensive.html

FOR AN UP TO DATE LIST OF 'NOTABLE SIGNATORIES', including leading experts in Children's Rights, Psychology, Child Development, and Religious Child Maltreatment, please see: http://mamamule.blogspot.com/2011/11/amazon-petition-look-whos-signing.html

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Letter to
Amazon Press Office
Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO Amazon
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Amazon.

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Refuse to carry books which advocate the physical abuse of children.

Currently there are several books available to buy on Amazon that advocate, endorse and advise on parenting methods that involve the physical abuse of children. Examples of titles include To Train Up A Child, by Michael and Debi Pearl; Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp; and Don't Make Me Count to Three by Ginger Plowman.
Such books, and other like them, promote behaviour which is abusive of children. All of the above books advocate the use of a rod and other implements on children under one.
Such behaviour is abusive to children, and it is also 'offensive', which is contrary to your Content Guidelines.
It may well also be illegal, as it seems to go far beyond the 'reasonable chastisement' currently sanctioned by law in the UK. Not only is beating on a regular basis with a rod likely to leave a mark, which is illegal, it is also likely to amount to inhuman or degrading treatment, which is a breach of human rights.
We wish Amazon to urgently review their decision to stock any book or other product which advises the physical abuse of children.

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Sincerely,