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Stop Dwarf Tossing Events in Ontario and Detroit

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Demand that Leopard Lounge in Windsor, Ontario, and the Toy Chest Bar in Detroit, Michigan cancel Dwarf Tossing events

Though dwarf tossing has been banned in New York and Florida, organized dwarf tossing continues to take place in the United States and Canada.

Please support the efforts of Little People of Canada, Little People of Ontario and Little People of America to stop two dwarf tossing events scheduled for later this week.

Little People of Canada (LPC), Little People of Ontario (LPO) and Little People of America (LPA) provide fellowship, support and information to people of short stature, their families and friends.

These organizations are committed to stop dwarf tossing, and to raise awareness in order to prevent dwarf tossing events in the future. LPC, LPO and LPA condemn the dwarf tossing events scheduled for Detroit and Windsor. Dwarf tossing is a disgusting spectacle that subjects people with dwarfism to ridicule and physical harm. The individual who is tossed is like a shot put or a javelin thrown in a track and field event, or a bowling ball rolled down a lane. While dwarf tossing is an extreme risk to the individual, it also objectifies the entire dwarf community. Dwarf tossing treats people of short stature as a piece of equipment and encourages the general attitude that people with dwarfism are objects. The threat of dwarf tossing extends to individual people unrelated to the event. In 2012, a person of short stature in England was picked up and thrown by a stranger. The attack was inspired by dwarf tossing.


Dwarf tossing should never happen in any location in the United States, in Canada, or around the world. No little person, or their friends, family and peers should ever be subjected to the barbarity of a dwarf tossing event, and no little person should ever again be put at risk because of dwarf tossing.

We ask that the LPC, LPO and LPA communities raise their voices in opposition to these events as well as any events in the future that do not show people with dwarfism full dignity and respect.

Please support Little People of Canada, Little People of Ontario and Little People of America by demanding that the Leopard Lounge in Windsor, Ontario, and the Toy Chest Bar in Detroit, Michigan cancel the scheduled Dwarf Tossing events.

 



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